When Mary Elizabeth Query was born in 1834, in Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States, her father, James Laird Query, was 29 and her mother, Martha Patsy Alexander, was 25. She married Hugh Grey Porter on 9 March 1854, in Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She died about 1870, at the age of 37.
Some characteristic forenames: French Adrien, Armand, Jean-Paul, Normand.
French (Quéry): habitational name from Quiéry-la-Motte in Pas-de-Calais, or in some cases, from (Le) Quéry, the name of a few places in the northwestern part of France.