Mary Kestner

Russell, Virginia, United States

The Life of Mary

Mary Kestner was born in 1837, in Russell, Virginia, United States. She married James G. TODD on 1 July 1861. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters.

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James G. TODD
Mary Kestner
Marriage: 1 July 1861
Mary Elizabeth Todd
Sarah Jane Todd

Spouse and Children

1 July 1861
, Russell, Virginia, USA


    Mary Elizabeth Todd


    Sarah Jane Todd


World Events (8)

1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 7

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.

Age 9

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 31

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

Name Meaning

German: variant of Kastner .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Polly Kestner in household of John Kestner, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary Kesnor in household of Matilda Kesnor, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary Kesner in entry for Sarah Jane Atkinson, "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966"

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