Mary Jane Magee

September 1841–September 1908 (Age 67)
Virginia, United States

The Life of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Magee was born in September 1841, in Virginia, United States, her father, William Magee, was 31 and her mother, Charlotte, was 18. She married Benjamin Harper Spiers on 5 February 1857, in Sussex, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Petersburg, Dinwiddie, Virginia, United States in 1900. She died in September 1908, in Petersburg, Fauquier, Virginia, United States, at the age of 67.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Harper Spiers
1835–1903
Mary Jane Magee
1841–1908
Marriage: 5 February 1857
Rosa Elizabeth Spires
1859–1931
Charles Daniel Spiers
1868–1906
Gertrude Sledd "Gertie" Spiers
1872–1935
Lalla Rouk Spiers
1874–1887
Benjamin H. Spiers
1880–
Mary Jane Magee Spiers
1883–1968
Spiers
1886–
Arthur B Spiers
1887–

Spouse and Children

    Benjamin Harper Spiers

    Male1835–1903Male

    Female1841–1908Female

MARRIAGE
5 February 1857
Sussex, Virginia, United States
children

(8)

    Rosa Elizabeth Spires

    Female1859–1931Female

    Charles Daniel Spiers

    Male1868–1906Male

    Gertrude Sledd "Gertie" Spiers

    Female1872–1935Female

    Lalla Rouk Spiers

    Female1874–1887Female

    Benjamin H. Spiers

    Male1880–Male

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    William Magee

    Male1810–Male

    Charlotte

    Female1823–Female

siblings

(8)

    Francis Magee

    Female1833–Female

    William Magee

    Male1835–Male

    Francis Magee

    Female1838–Female

    William Magee

    Male1840–Male

    Mary Jane Magee

    Female1841–1908Female

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 3

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.
1846

Age 5

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 20

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Aodha ( see McGee ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary J Spiers in household of B H Spiers, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mary J Spiers in household of Benj H Spiers, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary Jane Magee in entry for Mary Magee Spiers, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"

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