Mary L Meirs

6 February 1826–1909 (Age 82)
Cream Ridge, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Mary L

When Mary L Meirs was born on 6 February 1826, in Cream Ridge, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States, her father, Thomas Shinn Meirs, was 27 and her mother, Rebecca Hendrickson Covenhoven, was 20. She married John Rue Longstreet about 1847, in Monmouth, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Freehold Township, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States for about 20 years and Upper Freehold Township, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States in 1880. She died in 1909, at the age of 83.

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John Rue Longstreet
Mary L Meirs
Marriage: about 1847
John Holmes Longstreet
Charles Henry Longstreet
Mary Anna Longstreet
William Augustus Longstreet
Rebecca Ann Longstreet
Sarah M. Longstreet
Ella H. Longstreet
Joseph Holmes Longstreet
Thomas Longstreet
Eliza M. Longstreet

Spouse and Children

about 1847
Monmouth, New Jersey, United States


    John Holmes Longstreet


    Charles Henry Longstreet


    Mary Anna Longstreet


    William Augustus Longstreet


    Rebecca Ann Longstreet


+5 More Children

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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 4

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Age 7

The Camden & Amboy railroad was completed in 1833. It made transportation between New York City and Philadelphia possible within a 7-hour time-frame. This advancement led to dozens of other companies opening railroad lines during the 1800's.

Age 35

No Civil War battles took place within the state boundaries of New Jersey, but its citizens participated extensively in the war. Volunteers that were turned away ended up serving in the militias of nearby states like Pennsylvania and New York. Whenever President Lincoln requested more troops, New Jersey responded quickly. In total, the state contributed over 88,000 soldiers (6,000 of which died).

Name Meaning

English:1. topographic name for someone who lived by a pond, Old English mere. 2. topographic name for someone who lived near a boundary, Old English (ge)mǣre.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Longstreet in household of John Longstreet, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary L Longstreet in household of John R Longstreet, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary L Longstreet in household of John R Longstreet, "United States Census, 1870"

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