Maria Hereford

1820–1870 (Age 50)
Mason, West Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Maria

When Maria Hereford was born in 1820, in Mason, West Virginia, United States, her father, William Patterson Hereford, was 26 and her mother, Polly Cox, was 23. She married Lewis Collier in 1851, in Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Hannan District, Mason, West Virginia, United States in 1870. She died in 1870, at the age of 50.

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Lewis Collier
Maria Hereford
Marriage: 1851
Lewis Collier
Charles Collier
Laura Collier
Sarah Collier

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1851Virginia, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (6)

    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 0
    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.
    1820 · Making Land more affordable
    Age 0
    The United States law requiring full payment at the time of purchase and registration of any land. to help encourage sales and make land more affordable, Congress reduced the minimum price of dollar per acre and the minimum size that could be purchased. Most of this land for sale was located on the frontier which was then "The West". This Act was good for many Americans, but it was also over used by wealthy investors.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 16
    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.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Hertford (Hertfordshire) (in which the t was lost early, as in the modern pronunciation Harford), Hereford (Herefordshire), or Harford (Devon, Gloucestershire). The Devon and Herefordshire placenames derive from Old English here ‘army’ + ford ‘ford’, while the Gloucestershire and Hertfordshire placenames derive from Old English heorot ‘hart, stag’ + ford.

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

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    • Maria Collier, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Maria Hereford

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