Mary Chew

9 September 1744–
Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States

The Life of Mary

When Mary Chew was born on 9 September 1744, in Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States, her father, Joseph Nicholas Chew, was 31 and her mother, Artridge Franklin, was 25.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Nicholas Chew
1713–
Artridge Franklin
1719–1754
Mary Chew
1744–
Isabel Chew
1746–
Joseph Franklin Chew
1748–1810
Nathaniel Chew
1749–1827
Colonel John Chew
1751–1815

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World Events (3)

1776

Age 32

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 32

Maryland is the 7th state.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 32

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from a place in Somerset named Chew Magna, which is named for the river on which it stands, a Celtic name, perhaps cognate with Welsh cyw ‘young animal or bird’, ‘chicken’.2 English: habitational name from places called Chew, in West Yorkshire and in the parish of Billington, Lancashire, named with Old English cēo ‘fish gill’, used in the transferred sense of a ravine, in a similar way to Old Norse gil.3 English: derogatory nickname from Middle English chowe ‘chough’, Old English cēo, a bird closely related to the crow and the jackdaw, notorious for its chattering and thieving.

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

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  • Mary Chew, "Maryland, Marriages, 1666-1970"

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