Mary Vest

about 1863–
Virginia, United States

The Life of Mary

When Mary Vest was born about 1863, in Virginia, United States, her father, Flemming Vest, was 42 and her mother, Sarah Jane Boyd, was 39. She lived in West Virginia, United States in 1870.

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Family Time Line

Flemming Vest
1821–1859
Sarah Jane Boyd
1824–1890
Levicy A Vest
1847–1874
Selanda Jackson Vest
1849–
Nancy Pauline Vest
1850–
Sarah O Vest
1853–
Margaret A Vest
1857–
Benjamin H Vest
1859–
Mary Vest
1863–
William T Vest
1854–1938
Sarah Jane Vest
1866–1919

Parents and Siblings

    Flemming Vest

    Male1821–1859Male

    Female1824–1890Female

siblings

(9)

    Levicy A Vest

    Female1847–1874Female

    Selanda Jackson Vest

    Male1849–Male

    Female1850–Female

    Female1853–Female

    William T Vest

    Male1854–1938Male

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World Events (8)

1863

Age 0

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863

Age 0

"West Virginia was given statehood status with the ""agreement"" the citizens would phase out slavery. On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln approved the Statehood Bill for West Virginia. West Virginia was proclaimed a state on April 20, 1863, with the bill becoming effective 60 days later, June 20, 1863. When West Virginia first entered statehood in 1863, there were only 46 counties. That same year, four other counties voted themselves into West Virginia. Today, there are 55 counties in the Mountain State. The oldest county in the state is Hamsphire County formed in 1754 as part of Virginia. The youngest county is Mingo formed in 1895. The smallest county is Hancock located in the northern panhandle of the state with Randolph being the largest. When the Legislature convened for its first session, there were only 47 members of the House of Delegates and 18 members of the State Senate. Through the years, the number has increased to 100 members of the House of Delegates and 34 members of the State Senate."
1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Age 31

On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.

Name Meaning

1 German: variant of Fest .2 Probably an altered spelling of West .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (1)

  • Mary F Vest in household of Benjamin Russel, "United States Census, 1870"

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