Mary Elizabeth Markham

13 April 1833–
Pasquotank, Pasquotank, North Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Markham was born on 13 April 1833, in Pasquotank, Pasquotank, North Carolina, United States, her father, William Stott Markham, was 24 and her mother, Mary, was 24. She married Thomas Onious Morris on 22 August 1854, in Pasquotank, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Pasquotank, North Carolina, United States in 1860.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Onious Morris
Mary Elizabeth Markham
Marriage: 22 August 1854
Alice E Morris
Mary Elizabeth Morris

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 August 1854Pasquotank, North Carolina, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 3
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    1853 · First State Fair
    Age 20
    The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.
    Age 32
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Markham Clinton or East Markham (Nottinghamshire). The placename derives from Old English mearc ‘mark, boundary’ + hām ‘village, homestead’ or hamm ‘water meadow’.Irish: English surname used as an equivalent of Gaelic Ó Marcacháin ‘descendant of Marcachán’, a diminutive of Marcach ‘horseman, rider’ (see Markey ). This was originally a Galway surname but is now found mainly in Clare, sometimes translated into English as Ryder .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (11)

    • Mary E Markham in household of Will S Markham, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Mary E Markham, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
    • Mary E Morris in household of Thomas O Morris, "United States Census, 1860"

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