Mary Ann Martin

Brief Life History of Mary Ann

Mary Ann Martin was born on 24 May 1766, in Albemarle, Virginia, British Colonial America. She married Benjamin Dawson on 10 November 1786, in Albemarle, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 9 daughters. She died on 5 June 1857, in Barren, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 91.

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Benjamin Dawson
1762–1837
Mary Ann Martin
1766–1857
Marriage: 10 November 1786
Benjamin George Dawson
1785–
Mary Porter Stevens Dawson
1787–1854
Dawson
1789–
Dawson
1791–
Elizabeth Dawson
1792–
John Dawson
about 1796–
Nancy Dawson
1800–
Sarah Dawson
1798–1880
Sally Dawson
1801–1885
Mary Dawson
1804–1861
Benjamin Dawson Jr.
1808–1855
Millie Dawson
1810–1875
George Washington Dawson
1813–1880

Sources (5)

  • Family Data Collection - Births
  • Virginia, Marriages, 1740-1850
  • Ancestry Family Trees

World Events (8)

1775

"Patrick Henry made his ""Give me Liberty or Give me Death"" speech in Richmond Virginia."

1776

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1791

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, Irish, French, Walloon, Breton, Dutch, Flemish, German, Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Italian (Veneto); Spanish (Martín): from a personal name derived from Latin Martinus, itself a derivative of Mars, genitive Martis, the Roman god of fertility and war, whose name may derive ultimately from a root mar ‘gleam’. This was borne by a famous 4th-century Christian saint, Martin of Tours, and consequently became extremely popular throughout Europe in the Middle Ages. In North America, the surname Martin has absorbed cognates and derivatives from other languages, e.g. Slovak and Rusyn (from Slovakia) Marcin , Albanian Martini , Polish surnames beginning with Marcin-, and Slovenian patronymics like Martinčič (see Martincic ). Martin is the most frequent surname in France and one of the most frequent surnames in Wallonia.

English: variant of Marton .

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Mártain, ‘descendant of Martin’ (compare 1 above). Otherwise, a shortened form of Gilmartin or McMartin ; sometimes also spelled Martyn.

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

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