Mary T Marable

May 1849–about 16 December 1903 (Age 54)
Virginia, United States

The Life of Mary T

When Mary T Marable was born in May 1849, in Virginia, United States, her father, Thomas Edward Marable, was 24 and her mother, Mary Turnbull Morrison, was 21. She married John L Hobson on 5 February 1867, in Petersburg, Virginia, United States. She lived in Petersburg, Fauquier, Virginia, United States in 1880 and Dinwiddie, Virginia, United States in 1900. She died about 16 December 1903, at the age of 54, and was buried in Petersburg, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

John L Hobson
Mary T Marable
Marriage: 5 February 1867

Spouse and Children

    John L Hobson



5 February 1867
Petersburg, Virginia, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Edward Marable


    Mary Turnbull Morrison





    Elizabeth J Marable


    Leon Marable


    Infant Marable


World Events (8)

1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 12

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

Age 14

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1864 · Arlington Cemetery

Age 15

Arlington Cemetery is a military cemetery. It was originally a plantation owned by George Washington Parke Custis. This is the location of Robert E. Lee, 16,000 Civil War soldiers, William Howard Taft, John, Jackie, Robert, and Edward Kennedy. The tomb of the unknown soldier is also located here it was dedicated on November 11, 1921. It contains the remains of those soldiers unknown from WWI, WWII, Korea, and Vietnam.

Name Meaning

English: from the feminine personal name Mirabel, equated in medieval records with Latin mirabilis ‘marvellous’, ‘wonderful’ (in the sense ‘extraordinary’).

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

Sources (3)

  • Mary T Hobson in household of Thos E Marable, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary T Watson in household of Robert L Watson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mary T Marable in household of Thos E Marable, "United States Census, 1860"

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