Maria Ryerson

6 September 1820–20 June 1889 (Age 68)
Rockaway, Morris, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Maria

When Maria Ryerson was born on 6 September 1820, in Rockaway, Morris, New Jersey, United States, her father, Samuel Ryerson, was 22 and her mother, Ann Spear, was 30. She married John Post Brown on 4 November 1841, in Passaic, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Jefferson Township, Morris, New Jersey, United States for about 30 years. She died on 20 June 1889, at the age of 68, and was buried in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Oak Ridge, Passaic, New Jersey, United States.

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John Post Brown
Maria Ryerson
Marriage: 4 November 1841
Theodore Brown
Ryerson Brown
Walter Brown

Spouse and Children

4 November 1841
Passaic, New Jersey, United States


    Theodore Brown


    Ryerson Brown


    Walter Brown


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World Events (8)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 1

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

Age 3

"Corfield vs Coryell was a significant federal court case that upheld New Jersey's existing regulation, which prohibited any non-residents from gathering clams and oysters. The case was decided by Justice Bushrod Washington of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Justice Washington primarily referenced the first section of the Fourteenth Amendment, regarding ""privileges and immunities"" to arrive at his decision."

Age 24

The 1844 revision of the New Jersey State Constitution made some significant changes. Suffrage rights were revoked from women and non-whites, meaning that only white men could vote. A separation of powers was established between executive, legislative, and judicial branches. A new bill of rights was provided, and the state now had the right to elect the governor.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Swedish Reierson or of any of its cognates, for example Dutch Ryerse(n) or Norwegian and Danish Reiersen.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mariah Brown in household of John P Brown, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mariah R Brown in household of John P Brown, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Maria Brown in household of John P Brown, "United States Census, 1880"

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