Mary Waterbury

8 September 1749–12 March 1844 (Age 94)
Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Mary

When Mary Waterbury was born on 8 September 1749, in Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Ensign John Waterbury, was 37 and her mother, Hannah Ferris, was 31. She married Joseph Smith on 25 February 1769, in Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 9 daughters. She died on 12 March 1844, in New Canaan, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Smith Cemetery, New Canaan, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Smith
Mary Waterbury
Marriage: 25 February 1769
Mary Smith
Elizabeth Bartlett Smith
Joseph Smith
Martha Smith
Edward Smith
Abigail Smith
Sarah Smith
Harriet Smith
Sophia Smith
Lorena Smith
Hannah Smith

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World Events (6)

Age 27
Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
Age 39
Date of Statehood: February 6, 1788, the fifth State
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
Age 51
While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name of uncertain origin; perhaps from Waterperry in Oxfordshire, which is named with Old English pyrige ‘pear tree’, to which was later added Middle English water to distinguish it from nearby Woodperry.

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

Sources (29)

  • Mary in entry for Mary Smith, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Mary Smith, "Connecticut, Charles R. Hale Collection, Vital Records, 1640-1955"
  • Mary Smith, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"

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