Mary Elizabeth Willson

29 September 1831–5 July 1887 (Age 55)
Rockbridge, Virginia, United States

The Life of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Willson was born on 29 September 1831, in Rockbridge, Virginia, United States, her father, Thomas Wilson, was 37 and her mother, Elizabeth Hopkins Poage, was 30. She married John Alexander McClung on 12 January 1854, in Rockbridge, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Rockbridge Parish, Rockbridge, Virginia, United States in 1850 and Virginia, United States in 1870. She died on 5 July 1887, in Fairfield, Rockbridge, Virginia, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Fairfield Cemetery, Fairfield, Rockbridge, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Alexander McClung
1826–1910
Mary Elizabeth Willson
1831–1887
Marriage: 12 January 1854
Edgar Willson Mcclung
1854–1877
Ann Maria McClung
1857–1862
Elizabeth Poage Mcclung
1858–1921
Benjamin F McCLUNG
1859–1861
John Houston McClung
1861–1922
William Howard McCLUNG
1863–1864
Mary Ella Mcclung
1865–1884
Annetta Louise Mcclung
1868–1943
Harry Tate McClung
1874–1955
Oscar H M Cliny
1879–
Oscar Hunter McClung
1879–1947

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
12 January 1854
Rockbridge, Virginia, United States
children

(11)

    Edgar Willson Mcclung

    Male1854–1877Male

    Ann Maria McClung

    Female1857–1862Female

    Elizabeth Poage Mcclung

    Female1858–1921Female

    Benjamin F McCLUNG

    Male1859–1861Male

    John Houston McClung

    Male1861–1922Male

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

    Amanda Jane Willson

    Female1828–1866Female

    Annette Louise Wilson

    Female1829–1899Female

    Female1831–1887Female

    John Edgar Willson

    Male1833–1887Male

    James Howard Willson

    Male1835–1905Male

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 13

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.
1846

Age 15

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Wilson .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Mary E Huston in household of Thomas Wallson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary E Mc Clung in household of John A Mc Clung, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary E Mcclung in household of John A Mcclung, "United States Census, 1870"

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