Mary Ann Mendenhall

10 March 1835–21 February 1907 (Age 72)
West Elkton, Preble, Ohio, United States

The Life of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Mendenhall was born on 10 March 1835, in West Elkton, Preble, Ohio, United States, her father, Joseph Elijah Mendenhall, was 22 and her mother, Elizabeth Ann Oglesby, was 18. She married George Nelson Adams on 5 January 1854. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Bogle Township, Gentry, Missouri, United States in 1880 and Cross Timbers Township, Hickory, Missouri, United States in 1900. She died on 21 February 1907, in Texas, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Amarillo, Randall, Texas, United States.

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George Nelson Adams
Mary Ann Mendenhall
Marriage: 5 January 1854
William James Adams
Hannah Mariah Adams
Edward Elmer Adams
Effie Eleanor Adams

Spouse and Children

5 January 1854


    William James Adams


    Hannah Mariah Adams



    Effie Eleanor Adams


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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 1

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1844 · German Immigration to Texas

Age 9

Over 7,000 German immigrants arrived in Texas. Some of these new arrivals died in epidemics; those that survived ended up living in cities such as San Antonio, Galveston, and Houston. Other German settlers went to the Texas Hill Country and formed the western portion of the German Belt, where new towns were founded: New Braunfels and Fredericksburg.
1861 · Texas Secedes from the United States

Age 26

On February 1, 1861, Texas seceded from the United States. On March 2, 1861, they had joined with the Confederate States of America.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name for someone from either of two places called Mildenhall, in Suffolk and Wiltshire. The place in Suffolk may have been named in Old English as ‘middle nook of land’, from middel + halh, or it may be of the same origin as the Wiltshire place name, ‘Milda's nook of land’, from an unattested Old English personal name + halh. The spelling Mendenhall does not appear in English sources, and this may be a U.S. variant.

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

Sources (3)

  • Mary Ann Mendenhall in household of Joseph E Mendenhall, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary Ann Adams in household of George N Adams, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary A Adams in household of Geo N Adams, "United States Census, 1870"

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