Mary Ann Whitakar

27 November 1822–23 May 1897 (Age 74)
New Garden Township, Wayne, Indiana, United States

The Life of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Whitakar was born on 27 November 1822, in New Garden Township, Wayne, Indiana, United States, her father, William Whitacre, was 20 and her mother, Sarah Roberts, was 20. She married John Jessop on 29 December 1841, in Whitewater, Franklin Township, Wayne, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Webster Township, Wayne, Indiana, United States in 1880 and Blue River Township, Hancock, Indiana, United States in 1900. She died on 23 May 1897, at the age of 74.

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Family Time Line

John Jessop
Mary Ann Whitakar
Marriage: 29 December 1841
Sarah Ann Jessup
Isaac Jessup
Elwood Jessup
Alpheus Jessop
Melton W. Jessop

Spouse and Children

29 December 1841
Whitewater, Franklin Township, Wayne, Indiana, United States


Parents and Siblings


    Sarah Roberts





    Bethula Whitacre


    Milton H. Whitacre


    Jonathan Roberts Whitacre


    Louisa Whitacre


+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 3

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.

Age 6

Historical Information 1828 - Hancock, Indiana, United States

Age 24

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

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places named with Old English hwīt ‘white’ or hwǣte ‘wheat’ + æcer ‘cultivated land’, as for example Whitaker in Lancashire and Whitacre in Warwickshire (both ‘white field’) or Whiteacre in Kent and Wheatacre in Norfolk (both ‘wheat field’).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Jessup in household of Jehew Jessup, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary A Jessup in household of John Jessup, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary A Jessop in household of John Jessop, "United States Census, 1860"

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