Mary Eugenia Utley

Brief Life History of Mary Eugenia

When Mary Eugenia Utley was born on 25 August 1829, in Chatham, North Carolina, United States, her father, Gabriel Utley, was 34 and her mother, Lucy Cross, was 34. She married Caswell Drake Whicker on 4 November 1851. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in North Carolina, United States in 1870. She died on 7 February 1902, in Benton, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Winborn, Benton, Mississippi, United States.

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Family Time Line

Caswell Drake Whicker
1826–1896
Mary Eugenia Utley
1829–1902
Marriage: 4 November 1851
Florence Deleval Whicker
1852–1861
William Joseph Archer Wicker
1854–1936
James Potts Whicker
1858–1861
John Richmond Wicker
1860–1933

Sources (8)

  • Mary E Utley in household of John Utley, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary Utley, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Mary Utley in household of Gabrield Utley, "United States Census, 1850"

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

1830 · Trail of Tears

In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.

1853 · First State Fair

The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.

Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): habitational name from Utley in Keighley (Yorkshire), from the Old English personal name Utta + Old English lēah ‘wood, woodland clearing’.

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

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