Mary Frances Abigail Trotter

19 February 1843–1922 (Age 78)
Moscow, Marengo, Alabama, United States

The Life of Mary Frances Abigail

When Mary Frances Abigail Trotter was born on 19 February 1843, in Moscow, Marengo, Alabama, United States, her father, William Edmundson Trotter, was 26 and her mother, Sarah Adaline Moore, was 16. She married Marquis De La Hodoson Jr. on 11 October 1859, in Lowndes, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Beat 4, Monroe, Mississippi, United States for about 20 years and Starkville, Oktibbeha, Mississippi, United States in 1920. She died in 1922, in Clay, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in West Point, Clay, Mississippi, United States.

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Marquis De La Hodoson Jr.
Mary Frances Abigail Trotter
Marriage: 11 October 1859
John M. Hodoson

Spouse and Children

11 October 1859
Lowndes, Mississippi, United States


    John M. Hodoson


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World Events (8)

1849 · Capitol Building Destroyed by Fire

Age 6

The capitol building in Montgomery was destroyed by fire on December 14, 1849, the 30th anniversary of the state.

Age 18

Mississippi became the second state to leave the Union at the start of the Civil War in 1861.
1865 · Alabama Ratifies the 13th Amendment

Age 22

Alabama ratified the 13th Amendment on December 2, 1865. The Thirteenth Amendment officially became part of the Constitution on December 6, 1865. Roughly 440,000 Alabamians born into slavery were freed and made citizens. However, loopholes in the law made this a slow process.

Name Meaning

1 Northern English and Scottish: occupational name for a messenger, from an agent derivative of Middle English trot(en) ‘to walk fast’ (Old French troter, of Germanic origin, akin to 2 below).2 German: occupational name for a grape-treader, from a derivative of Middle High German trot(t)e ‘winepress’. The word and the surname are confined largely to Alsace, Lorraine, Switzerland, and Swabia.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary F Kirk in household of James T Kirk, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Fannie Kirk, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mary Trotter in household of W E Trotter, "United States Census, 1860"

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