Mary Sherman Congdon

22 July 1812–19 May 1870 (Age 57)
North Kingstown, Washington Co., Rhode Island

The Life of Mary Sherman

When Mary Sherman Congdon was born on 22 July 1812, her father, Henry Congdon, was 42 and her mother, Waity Lake Weaver, was 50. She had at least 2 daughters with Jesse Brown Jr.. She lived in Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island, United States in 1850. She died on 19 May 1870, in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States.

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Jesse Brown Jr.
Mary Sherman Congdon
Abby F Brown
Mary Jane Brown Lester

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    Abby F Brown


    Mary Jane Brown Lester


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World Events (7)

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. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 8

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 18

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

1 Variant of Irish Condon .2 English: apparently a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place, probably in Devon or Cornwall, where the modern surname is most frequent.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Brown in household of Jessie Brown, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary Sherman Brown, "Rhode Island Town Births Index, 1639-1932"
  • Mary S. Brown in entry for Abbie L. Brown, "Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950"

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