Mary Nigh Hanks

5 July 1824–6 February 1897 (Age 72)
Greenwich, Greenwich, Washington, New York, United States

The Life of Mary Nigh

When Mary Nigh Hanks was born on 5 July 1824, in Greenwich, Greenwich, Washington, New York, United States, her father, Joseph Hanks, was 33 and her mother, Almira Ann Kennedy, was 31. She married Daniel McDougall on 2 January 1845. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Burton, Adams, Illinois, United States in 1860 and Missouri, United States in 1870. She died on 6 February 1897, in Sedalia, Pettis, Missouri, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Sedalia Township, Pettis, Missouri, United States.

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Daniel McDougall
Mary Nigh Hanks
Marriage: 2 January 1845
Ebenezer Hanks McDougall
Joseph Fisher McDougall
Daniel McDougall
Jane Hanks McDougall
De Witt Clinton McDougal

Spouse and Children

2 January 1845


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World Events (8)

1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 3

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1829 · Missouri State Library

Age 5

The first Missouri State Library was established by law on January 22, 1829. This law was created due to the large amount of public documents which had been collected in the office of Missouri's secretary of state. The library included documentation of the actions of the Missouri senate and house. The documents were cataloged and made available to the public. The public had access to any of the books in the library from sunup to sundown on any day except Sunday.
1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 24

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.

Name Meaning

English (Gloucestershire): patronymic from the Middle English personal name Hank, a short form of Hankin .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Mc Dugal in household of Joseph Hanks, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary Mc Dougal in household of David Mc Dougal, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary Dougle in household of Daniel M Dougle, "United States Census, 1850"

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