Mary Elizabeth Merritt

3 August 1845–2 May 1925 (Age 79)
Botetourt, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Merritt was born on 3 August 1845, in Botetourt, Virginia, United States, her father, Richard Peter 'Riche' Merritt, was 40 and her mother, Rebecca Wilhelm, was 23. She married Joseph Thomas Shue on 11 September 1872, in Botetourt, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Metompkin, Accomack, Virginia, United States in 1910 and Waverly, Sussex, Virginia, United States in 1920. She died on 2 May 1925, at the age of 79.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Thomas Shue
Mary Elizabeth Merritt
Marriage: 11 September 1872
Edward K Shue
John G Shue
Joseph Milton Shue

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 September 1872Botetourt, Virginia, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1854 · Established
    Age 9
    Waverly was established in 1854.
    1866 · The First Civil Rights Act
    Age 21
    The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Merriott , Marriott , or Marritt. The last of these is most often a variant of Merriott or Marriott , but possibly in some instances from Middle English Marret or Merret, a syncopated form of Margaret, Mergeret.

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

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    Sources (12)

    • Mary E Shue in entry for John G Shue, "Virginia, Library of Virginia State Archive, Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1853-1900"
    • Mary E Shue in household of Joseph M Shue, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Mary E Merrill in entry for Joseph Shue, "Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1771-1989"

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