Mary Ann Blake

26 September 1812–15 June 1885 (Age 72)
Yetminster, Dorset, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Blake was born on 26 September 1812, in Yetminster, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Blake, was 41 and her mother, Mary Davis, was 42. She married John Burnett on 30 December 1835, in Dorset, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1880. She died on 15 June 1885, in Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Burnett
1814–1843
Mary Ann Blake
1812–1885
Marriage: 30 December 1835
Edwin Burnett
1837–1915
Ellen Burnett
1839–1922
Henry Burnett
1840–1877
Mary Ann Burnett
1842–1871
John Burnett
1843–1853

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 December 1835Dorset, England, United Kingdom
  • Children

    (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    World Events (8)

    1815
    Age 3
    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 7
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 20
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish (England and central Scotland): variant of Black 1, meaning ‘swarthy’ or ‘dark-haired’, from a byform of the Old English adjective blæc, blac ‘black’, with change of vowel length.English: nickname from Middle English blak(e) (Old English blāc) ‘wan, pale, white, fair’. In Middle English the two words blac and blāc, with opposite meanings, fell together as Middle English blake. In the absence of independent evidence as to whether the person referred to was dark or fair, it is now impossible to tell which sense was originally meant.English (Norfolk): nickname from Middle English bleik, blaik>, blek(e) (Old Norse bleikr) ‘pale or sallow’ (in complexion).

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

    Possible Related Names

    Bleak
    Black
    Blaikie
    Blakes

    Sources (18)

    • Mary Burnett in household of John Burnett, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Mary Ann Blake in entry for Ellen Burnett Brown, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • Ann Martin in household of John Martin, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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