Mary Ann Edwards

Brief Life History of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Edwards was born in 1825, in Effingham, Georgia, United States, her father, John Edwards, was 25 and her mother, Hannah Shearhouse, was 25. She married Morris R. Everett about 1848, in Effingham, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son.

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Family Time Line

Morris R. Everett
1828–
Mary Ann Edwards
1825–
Marriage: about 1848
Robert Wesley Everett
1864–1932

Sources (5)

  • Mary Edwards in household of John Edwards, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Maryan T. Or Mary T. Edwards, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"
  • Mary A. Edwards in entry for Robert W. Everett, "Florida Deaths, 1877-1939"

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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

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 · Worcester v. Georgia

In 1830, U.S. President Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act which required all Native Americans to relocate to areas west of the Mississippi River. That same year, Governor Gilmer of Georgia signed an act which claimed for Georgia all Cherokee territories within the boundaries of Georgia. The Cherokees protested the act and the case made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court. The case, Worcester v. Georgia, ruled in 1832 that the United States, not Georgia, had rights over the Cherokee territories and Georgia laws regarding the Cherokee Nation were voided. President Jackson didn’t enforce the ruling and the Cherokees did not cede their land and Georgia held a land lottery anyway for white settlers.

1861

Civil War History - Some 11,000 Georgians gave their lives in defense of their state a state that suffered immense destruction. But wars end brought about an even more dramatic figure to tell: 460,000 African-Americans were set free from the shackles of slavery to begin new lives as free people.

Name Meaning

English and Welsh: variant of Edward , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. This surname is also very common among African Americans.

History: One of the earliest American bearers of this very common English surname was William Edwards, the son of Rev. Richard Edwards, a London clergyman in the age of Elizabeth I, who came to New England c. 1640. His descendant Jonathan (1703–58), of East Windsor, CT, was a prominent Congregational clergyman whose New England theology led to the first Great Awakening, a great religious revival.

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

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