Mary Elizabeth Marshall

18 October 1869–19 November 1956 (Age 87)
North Carolina, United States

The Life of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Marshall was born on 18 October 1869, in North Carolina, United States, her father, Thomas Newton Marshall, was 24 and her mother, Emmaline Frances Faulkner, was 25. She married Henry Zebulon Terry about 1890, in North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Albright Township, Chatham, North Carolina, United States for about 20 years and Siler City, Chatham, North Carolina, United States in 1956. She died on 19 November 1956, at the age of 87, and was buried in Chatham, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Zebulon Terry
Mary Elizabeth Marshall
Marriage: about 1890
Neta Alice Terry
Maude Ethel Terry
Albert Slocum Terry
William Homer Terry
Teddie Terry
Mattie Emeline Terry
Jamina Mae Terry
Bun Cletis Terry
Zebulon C Terry
Walter Dewey Terry

Spouse and Children

about 1890
North Carolina, United States


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Newton Marshall


    Emmaline Frances Faulkner




+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1877 · Last Troops Leave

Age 8

In 1877, the last of the troops that were occupying North Carolina left.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 27

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: status name or occupational name from Middle English, Old French maresc(h)al ‘marshal’. The term is of Germanic origin (compare Old High German marah ‘horse’, ‘mare’ + scalc ‘servant’). Originally it denoted a man who looked after horses, but by the heyday of medieval surname formation it denoted on the one hand one of the most important servants in a great household (in the royal household a high official of state, one with military responsibilities), and on the other a humble shoeing smith or farrier. It was also an occupational name for a medieval court officer responsible for the custody of prisoners. An even wider range of meanings is found in some other languages: compare for example Polish Marszałek ( see Marszalek ). The surname is also borne by Jews, presumably as an Americanized form of one or more likesounding Jewish surnames.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Marshall in household of Newton Marshall, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary E Terry in household of Henry Z Terry, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mary E Marshall in household of Newton Marshall, "United States Census, 1880"

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