Mary C. French

Brief Life History of Mary C.

Mary C. French was born on 19 October 1820, in Bolton, Bolton, Warren, New York, United States. She married Newman Perkins IV on 23 December 1841. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She died on 26 March 1845, in her hometown, at the age of 24, and was buried in Clayton, Dover Township, Lenawee, Michigan, United States.

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Newman Perkins IV
1819–1911
Mary C. French
1820–1845
Marriage: 23 December 1841
Helen R. Perkins
1841–1845
Marian E. Perkins
1842–1922

Sources (3)

  • Mary C French Perkins, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Mary C French in entry for Newman Perkins, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"
  • Mary C French Perkins, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (6)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

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

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.

Name Meaning

English:

ethnic name for someone from France, from Middle English frensh, frenche ‘French’ (Old English frencisc), or in some cases, perhaps a nickname for someone who adopted French airs.

variant of Anglo-Norman French Frain .

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

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