Mary Ann Flagg

Brief Life History of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Flagg was born on 24 October 1794, in Orwell, Addison, Vermont, United States, her father, Ebenezer Flagg, was 38 and her mother, Elizabeth Cutting, was 26. She died on 25 December 1857, at the age of 63.

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Ebenezer Flagg
Elizabeth Cutting
Artemas Flagg
Azariah Cutting Flagg
Gershom Flagg
Mary Ann Flagg
Keziah Flagg
Samantha Flagg
Lucy Douglas Flagg
Eliza Wait Flagg
Roana Flagg
Willard Parker Flagg
Thomas Wait Flagg

Sources (3)

  • Vermont, Wills and Probate Records, 1749-1999: Inventory and settlement of the estate of Ebenezer Flagg, 19 July 1830
  • The prominent families of the United States of America, by Arthur Meredyth Burke, (1908), pp. 248-250: Six generations of Flagg descendants
  • Family records of the descendants of Gershom Flagg of Lancaster, Massachusetts, by Norman Gershom Flagg, (1907), p. 34-40: Ebenezer Flagg and family

World Events (7)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.


France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.


War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Name Meaning

habitational name from Middle English flag(ge) ‘turf, sod, block of peat’ (Old Norse flag). The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived at a place where turves were cut, or toponymic, from a place so named, such as Flagg, Derbyshire. It may also be a nickname for someone who cut turves. Compare Flack .

habitational name from Middle English flagge ‘reed, rush’, for someone who lived in a place characterised by reeds, or perhaps for someone who cut reeds for thatch.

perhaps from Middle English flag(ge) ‘flagstone’ (Old Norse flaga), for someone who lived in a place where flagstones were found or quarried.

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

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