Mary Elizabeth Persinger

Brief Life History of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Persinger was born on 5 March 1836, in Virginia, United States, her father, Andrew Persinger, was 19 and her mother, Ann Hannah Irvin, was 28. She married Colonel Charles Purnell King on 30 June 1856, in Greenbrier, McDowell, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Irish Corner, Greenbrier, West Virginia, United States in 1880 and Covington District, Alleghany, Virginia, United States in 1900. She died on 14 June 1911, in Greenbrier, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Covington, Goochland, Virginia, United States.

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Colonel Charles Purnell King
Mary Elizabeth Persinger
Marriage: 30 June 1856
Mary Alice King
Allen Leonidas King
A. Leondise
Grenetta Belle King
John King
John Alexander King
Emma Etta King
Emily King
Walter L. King
Daniel Dunn

Sources (32)

  • Mary E King, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Elizabeth King, "Virginia, Library of Virginia State Archive, Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1853-1900"
  • Mary Elizabeth P..., "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"

World Events (8)

1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

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.


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

1861 · The Battle of Manassas

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. 

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Altered form of Swiss German Bersinger .

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

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