Mary A Standish

FemaleAugust 1825–29 October 1915

Brief Life History of Mary A

Mary A Standish was born in August 1825, in New York, United States. She had at least 5 sons and 2 daughters with David Ireland. She lived in Corinth, Corinth, Saratoga, New York, United States in 1875 and Greenfield, Saratoga, New York, United States for about 30 years. She died on 29 October 1915, in Porter Corners, Saratoga, New York, United States, at the age of 90.

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David Ireland
Mary A Standish
James Ireland
Delbert Ireland
John Ireland
Chester Ireland
Alice Ireland
Jennie Ireland
Lester Ireland

Sources (7)

  • Mary A Ireland in household of David Ireland, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary Ireland in the U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current
  • Mary Standish in entry for Lester Ireland, "New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936"

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World Events (8)

1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 2

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 5

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.


Age 38

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

Name Meaning

English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): habitational name from Standish (Lancashire, now part of Greater Manchester), from Old English stān ‘stone, rock’ + edisc ‘enclosure, enclosed park’. Standish (Gloucestershire) does not appear to have contributed towards the surname.

History: Myles Standish (c. 1584–1656) was a soldier of fortune, from 1620 captain of the Mayflower Pilgrims at Plymouth Colony. Little is known of his origins and early life, but in his will he claimed to be descended from a leading Catholic family, the Standishes of Standish, Lancashire, England. He also claimed to have been deprived of his inheritance, a claim not confirmed.

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

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