Mary L Mathews

1819–11 April 1863 (Age 44)
Franklin, Indiana, United States

The Life of Mary L

Mary L Mathews was born in 1819, in Franklin, Indiana, United States. She married Job Shirk on 18 August 1836, in Franklin, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Jackson Township, Decatur, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. She died on 11 April 1863, at the age of 44.

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Job Shirk
Mary L Mathews
Marriage: 18 August 1836
Thomas Andrew Shirk
George Shirk
Joab Shirk
Melinda Shirk
Samuel S Shirk
Minerva F Shirk
Rhoda Elizabeth Shirk

Spouse and Children

    Job Shirk



18 August 1836
Franklin, Indiana, United States


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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 0

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1825 · State Capital Moves to Indianapolis

Age 6

The state capital was moved from Corydon to Indianapolis on January 10, 1825.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 13

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Mathew ; a variant spelling of Matthews . In the U.S., this form has absorbed some European cognates such as German Matthäus.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Shirk in household of Job S Shirk, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary Shirk in household of Job Shirk, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary Matthews, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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