Mary Jane Hollowell

Orange, Indiana, United States

The Life of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Hollowell was born in 1829, in Orange, Indiana, United States, her father, Mister Hollowell, was 29 and her mother, Mrs Hollowell, was 29. She married William L Bobbitt on 8 January 1852, in Orange, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Southeast Township, Orange, Indiana, United States for about 10 years and Illinois, United States in 1870. She died before 1900, in Salem, Marion, Illinois, United States, at the age of 70.

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Mary Jane Hollowell
William L Bobbitt
Marriage: 8 January 1852
Nancy J Bobbitt
Jonathan H. Bobbitt
Simon Lee Bobbitt
Martha Ellen Bobbitt
John Thomas Bobbitt
Andrew J Bobbitt

Spouse & Children

8 January 1852
Orange, Indiana, United States


  • Nancy J Bobbitt


  • Jonathan H. Bobbitt


  • Simon Lee Bobbitt


  • Female1858–1929Female

  • John Thomas Bobbitt


+1 More Child

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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 1

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1832 · Black Hawk War

Age 3

"The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."
1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 19

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of numerous places named with Old English hālig ‘holy’ + well(a) ‘well’, ‘spring’, such as Holwell in Dorset and Oxfordshire. (Reaney suggests it could also have been a topographic name with the same etymological origin.) However, the present-day concentration of the name in Northamptonshire would suggest that Holwell in Leicestershire, which has a different etymology, from Old English hol ‘hollow’ + wella, was most likely the primary source of this form of the surname. There is also a Holwell in Hertfordshire of the same derivation, as well as places called Halwill and Halwell in Devon, Holywell in Cambridgeshire, Cornwall, Clwyd, and Northumberland, and Halliwell near Manchester, all of which could have contributed to the surname.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Mary J Bobbitt in household of Wm L Bobbitt, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary J Bobbitt in household of William Bobbitt, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary J Ferrel, "United States Census, 1850"

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