Mary Sharp Voorhies

1842–1900 (Age 58)
Michigan, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Sharp

When Mary Sharp Voorhies was born in 1842, in Michigan, United States, her father, Jacob Voorhees, was 51 and her mother, Rachel Cornelius Powelson, was 47. She had at least 1 son and 2 daughters with William Hixson. She lived in Bridgewater Township, Somerset, New Jersey, United States in 1850 and Oakland, Oakland, Michigan, United States in 1870. She died in 1900, in United States, at the age of 58.

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William Hixson
Mary Sharp Voorhies
Nora Hixson
Dr Jesse Sharp Hixson
May Eve Hixson

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World Events (8)

Age 2
The 1844 revision of the New Jersey State Constitution made some significant changes. Suffrage rights were revoked from women and non-whites, meaning that only white men could vote. A separation of powers was established between executive, legislative, and judicial branches. A new bill of rights was provided, and the state now had the right to elect the governor.
Age 4
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
Age 19
No Civil War battles took place within the state boundaries of New Jersey, but its citizens participated extensively in the war. Volunteers that were turned away ended up serving in the militias of nearby states like Pennsylvania and New York. Whenever President Lincoln requested more troops, New Jersey responded quickly. In total, the state contributed over 88,000 soldiers (6,000 of which died).

Name Meaning

Altered form of Dutch Voorhees . Compare Vorhies and Vories .

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

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Sources (20)

  • Mary Hixon in entry for Eva Hixon, "Michigan Births, 1867-1902"
  • Mary Bolmer in household of Garret Bolmer, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Voorheis in entry for Ja* W Brewster and May E Hixson, "Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940"

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