Mary Markham

about 1750–
Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Mary

When Mary Markham was born about 1750, in Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, her father, Joseph Markham, was 33 and her mother, Abagail Booth, was 37.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Markham
1717–1761
Abagail Booth
1713–1791
Joseph Markham
1742–1817
Mary Markham
1750–
Justice Markham
1743–1825
Jehiel Markham
1746–1835
Abigail Markham
1748–1810
Joshua Markham
1751–1817
Isaac Markham
1754–1840

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siblings

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World Events (3)

1776

Age 26

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 26

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 31

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from a place in Nottinghamshire, named in Old English as ‘homestead at a (district) boundary’, from mearc ‘boundary’ + hām ‘homestead’.2 Irish: English surname used as an equivalent of Gaelic Ó Marcacháin ‘descendant of Marcachán’, a diminutive of Marcach ( see Markey ). This is a Galway surname, which is sometimes ‘translated’ as Ryder .

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

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  • Mary Markham, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

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