Mary Braden

FemaleNovember 1766–1 September 1853

Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary Braden was born in November 1766, in Staunton, Augusta, Virginia, United States, her father, Edward Braden Jr, was 29 and her mother, Elizabeth Irvine, was 34. She married George Anderson on 12 February 1789, in Ft Defiance, Augusta, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Augusta Parish, Augusta, Virginia, United States in 1850. She died on 1 September 1853, in Staunton, Augusta, Virginia, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Spring Hill, Augusta, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Anderson
Mary Braden
Marriage: 12 February 1789
Elizabeth Rebecca Anderson
Andrew Anderson
Henry Anderson
William Anderson
Edward Breeden Anderson
Benjamin Franklin Anderson
Sarah Anderson
John Anderson
Tennison B Anderson
Martha Anderson
Rebecca Anderson
Alexander Anderson
Mary Anderson
Ann Anderson

Sources (14)

  • Mary Anderson in household of Alexander Anderson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary Bredon, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"
  • Mary Breeden Anderson, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 February 1789Ft Defiance, Augusta, Virginia, United States
  • Children (14)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (16)

    +11 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 10

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

    Age 14

    On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.


    Age 23

    George Washington elected first president of United States.

    Name Meaning

    Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Bradáin ‘descendant of Bradán’, a personal name meaning ‘salmon’. The Gaelic name was sometimes translated into English as Salmon or Fisher .

    English: perhaps a habitational name from Broadham, in Singleton (Sussex), named with Old English brād ‘broad’ + hamm ‘water meadow’.

    English: alternatively, it may be from Braydon Forest in Wiltshire, recorded as Braden(e), Braddene, Braddon, Breden, and Bredon in the medieval period.

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

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