Mary Wymer

about 1824–after 1880 (Age 56)
Upshur, Virginia, United States

The Life of Mary

When Mary Wymer was born about 1824, in Upshur, Virginia, United States, her father, Jacob P Wimer, was 30 and her mother, Anna Mary Rexrode, was 22. She married Elias Bennett in 1846, in Lewis, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She died after 1880, in Warren Magisterial District, Upshur, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 57.

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Elias Bennett
Mary Wymer
Marriage: 1846
Isaiah M Bennett
Ormsby Ellsworth Bennett

Spouse and Children

Lewis, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States


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+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""

Age 0

“The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 1

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 20

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Wymer, Old English Wīgmǣr (composed of the elements wīg ‘war’ + mǣr ‘famous’), reinforced by the cognate Continental Germanic form Wigmar, introduced into England from France by the Normans. This also became confused with an Old Breton personal name, Wiumarch, composed of the elements uuiu ‘worthy’ + march ‘horse’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Wymer, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
  • Mary Wymer, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
  • Mary Wymes, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"

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