Mary Elizabeth Query

Female1834–about 1870

Brief Life History of Mary Elizabeth

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.

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Family Time Line

Hugh Grey Porter
Mary Elizabeth Query
Marriage: 9 March 1854
Susan Pernet Porter
Rufus Samuel Porter
William Wilson Porter
Jane Elizabeth Porter
Cyrus Williamson Porter
Mahala S Porter
John Harvey Porter
Robert Clark Porter

Sources (28)

  • Eliza Queary in household of James Queary, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary E Queng, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Porter in entry for J A Godfrey and Susan Porter, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 March 1854Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (5)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 2

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.


    Age 12

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    1853 · First State Fair

    Age 19

    The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.

    Name Meaning

    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.

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

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