Mary Stuart Baskin

Female1824–26 August 1877

Brief Life History of Mary Stuart

When Mary Stuart Baskin was born in 1824, in Illinois, United States, her father, Robert McKinley Baskin, was 34 and her mother, Rachel Rickett, was 28. She married Irvin Sanders in 1843, in Tennessee, United States. She died on 26 August 1877, at the age of 53.

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Irvin Sanders
Mary Stuart Baskin
Marriage: 1843

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    1843Tennessee, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 1

    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    1832 · Black Hawk War

    Age 8

    "The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."

    1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

    Age 15

    By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.

    Name Meaning

    Irish: Anglicized form of Irish Ó Baiscinn, from the personal name Bascaoin meaning ‘fair of hand’. The surname arose from a historical population group called Corca Bhaiscinn ‘seed of Bascaoin’ in west County Clare, and is independent of the Norman name (see 3 below).

    English (of Norman origin): from the Middle English personal name Baskin, a borrowing of Flemish or Picard Basequin, a pet form of Base (ancient Germanic Baso, perhaps meaning ‘purple’) + the diminutive suffix -kin. It could also have been used as a pet form of Old French Basile. See Bass .

    Jewish (from Belarus and Ukraine): metronymic, formed with the Slavic possessive suffix -in, from the Yiddish female personal name Baske, a pet form of the Biblical name Bath Seba under the influence of Polish Basia, a pet form of Barbara.

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

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