Mary Etta Whitehurst

October 1860–before 1882 (Age 21)
Edgecombe, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Mary Etta

When Mary Etta Whitehurst was born in October 1860, in Edgecombe, North Carolina, United States, her father, Newbern Whitehurst, was 34 and her mother, Sarah Ann Howard, was 26. She married John Dawson Taylor on 14 November 1877, in Martin, North Carolina, United States. She lived in Martin, North Carolina, United States in 1860 and Conetoe, Edgecombe, North Carolina, United States in 1880. She died before 1882, in Edgecombe, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 20.

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John Dawson Taylor
Mary Etta Whitehurst
Marriage: 14 November 1877

Spouse and Children

14 November 1877
Martin, North Carolina, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Zebulon Montgomery Whitehurst



    Amuce Whitehurst


    George Whitehurst



World Events (7)

1862 · Battle of Roanoke Island

Age 2

On February 7, 1862, General Burnside's expedition started with the Battle of Roanoke Island. The battle was mostly fought by the Union and Confederate Navy's. This was a Union victory.

Age 3

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 7

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

Name Meaning

English (mainly Cheshire): habitational name from a place in West Staffordshire named Whitehurst, probably from Old English hwīt ‘white’ + hyrst ‘wooded hill’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Mary Whitus, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary E Taylor in household of John D Taylor, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary E Whitehurst, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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