Mary Caroline Wilson

Brief Life History of Mary Caroline

When Mary Caroline Wilson was born on 24 October 1857, in Mississippi, United States, her father, Francis Wilson, was 27 and her mother, Sarah Matilda Byrd, was 26. She married Jeremiah M Smith before 1881, in Louisiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Ward Five, Rapides, Louisiana, United States in 1900 and Hineston, Rapides, Louisiana, United States for about 10 years. She died on 19 February 1925, in Rapides, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Hineston, Rapides, Louisiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jeremiah M Smith
Mary Caroline Wilson
Marriage: before 1881
Eran Drucilla Smith
Peter B Smith
Martha Jane Smith
Sarah Matilda Smith
George Lenard Smith
Cora Ophelia Smith
Prentis Bruner Smith
Francis Clayton Smith
Henry Griffin Smith
Sabra Ellen Smith
Rufus Mason Smith
Lucy Magnecie Smith
Wilburn Thomas Smith
Samuel Mitchell Smith
David Crocket Smith

Sources (18)

  • Mary Wilson in household of Francis Wilson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Carrie Smith, "Louisiana Deaths Index, 1850-1875, 1894-1956"
  • Carry Smith in entry for Addis E Gilbert and Sabra Smith, "Louisiana Parish Marriages, 1837-1957"

World Events (8)


Mississippi became the second state to leave the Union at the start of the Civil War in 1861.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Will + patronymic -son ‘son of Will’. Will was a very common medieval short form of William . This surname is also very common among African Americans.

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

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