Mary Ann Shirey

21 April 1818–2 April 1871 (Age 52)
of, Augusta, Virginia

The Life of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Shirey was born on 21 April 1818, her father, John Shirey, was 39 and her mother, Mary Ann Paul, was 31. She married Jacob C. Miller on 3 June 1846, in Roanoke, Virginia, United States. She lived in Big Lick, Roanoke, Virginia, United States in 1850 and Virginia, United States in 1870. She died on 2 April 1871, at the age of 52.

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Family Time Line

Jacob C. Miller
Mary Ann Shirey
Marriage: 3 June 1846

Spouse and Children

3 June 1846
Roanoke, Virginia, United States

Parents and Siblings

    John Shirey


    Mary Ann Paul




    Elizabeth Shirey



    John Shirey


    Jane B SHIREY


    John M. Shirey


+6 More Children

World Events (7)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 1

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""

Age 6

“The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 18

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.

Name Meaning

Irish:1. variant of Shirra , a reduced Anglicized form of Mac Séartha ‘son of Geoffrey’ ( see Sherry ). 2. in the midlands and north, possibly an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Siochfhradha ( see Sugrue ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary A Miller in household of Jacob Miller, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary A Miller in household of Jacob C Miller, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary A. Miller, "Virginia Deaths and Burials, 1853-1912"

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