Mary Ann Hodges

May 1822–4 January 1902 (Age 79)
Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Ann

Mary Ann Hodges was born in May 1822, in Virginia, United States. She married Richard Dobson on 16 April 1857, in Upshur, Virginia, United States. She lived in Albemarle, Virginia, United States in 1850. She died on 4 January 1902, in Weston, Lewis, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 79.

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Mary Ann Hodges
Americus V Barnsgrove

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World Events (8)

1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""
Age 2
“The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 
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.
1844 · Lumpkin's Jail
Age 22
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.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Hodge with genitival or post-medieval -s. Occasionally, however, the name may be topographic for a person who lived or worked at the house of someone named Hodge or Roger.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary A Barnesgrove in household of Geo W Barnesgrove, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary Hodges, "Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940"
  • Mary Hodges in entry for Richard Dobson, "United States War of 1812 Index to Pension Application Files, 1812-1910"

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