Mary Elizabeth Low

1 April 1842–14 June 1874 (Age 32)
Pattonsburg, Daviess, Missouri, United States

The Life of Mary Elizabeth

Mary Elizabeth Low was born on 1 April 1842, in Pattonsburg, Daviess, Missouri, United States as the daughter of Mary Gardner. She married Jeremiah Christopher Sims on 26 October 1856. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Missouri, United States in 1870. She died on 14 June 1874, in Pattonsburg, Daviess, Missouri, United States, at the age of 32.

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Family Time Line

Jeremiah Christopher Sims
1830–1914
Mary Elizabeth Low
1842–1874
Marriage: 26 October 1856
Sarah A Sims
1857–1940
Mary Ellen Sims
1869–
Charles Everett Simms
1859–1942
Thomas Sims
1863–1934
John Sims
1866–1944
Emma Sims
1871–1946

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
26 October 1856
children

(6)

    Sarah A Sims

    Female1857–1940Female

    Charles Everett Simms

    Male1859–1942Male

    Thomas Sims

    Male1863–1934Male

    Male1866–1944Male

    Mary Ellen Sims

    Female1869–Female

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Mary Gardner

    Female1824–Female

siblings

(4)

    Female1842–1874Female

    Female1850–1911Female

    Ellen Low

    Female1850–Female

    Nancy Hand

    Female1852–1852Female

World Events (5)

1846

Age 4

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1860

Age 18

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
1863

Age 21

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

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived near a tumulus, mound or hill, Middle English lowe, from Old English hlāw ( see Law 2).2 Scottish and English: nickname for a short man, from Middle English lah, lowe (Old Norse lágr; the word was adopted first into the northern dialects of Middle English, where Scandinavian influence was strong, and then spread south, with regular alteration of the vowel quality).3 English and Scottish (of Norman origin): nickname for a violent or dangerous person, from Anglo-Norman French lou, leu ‘wolf’ (Latin lupus). Wolves were relatively common in Britain at the time when most surnames were formed, as there still existed large tracts of uncleared forest.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary E Sims in household of Jeremiah C Sims, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary Elizabeth Low in entry for Jeremiah C Sims, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • Mary Elizabeth Low in entry for Jeremiah C Sims, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"

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