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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Family Time Line

John Rue Longstreet
1824–1884
Mary L Meirs
1826–1909
Marriage: about 1847
John Holmes Longstreet
1845–1859
Charles Henry Longstreet
1847–1849
Mary Anna Longstreet
1848–1850
William Augustus Longstreet
1850–1852
Rebecca Ann Longstreet
1852–1853
Sarah M. Longstreet
1854–1892
Ella H. Longstreet
1856–1875
Joseph Holmes Longstreet
1859–1859
Thomas Longstreet
1861–
Eliza M. Longstreet
1862–1923

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1847
Monmouth, New Jersey, United States
children

(10)

    John Holmes Longstreet

    Male1845–1859Male

    Charles Henry Longstreet

    Male1847–1849Male

    Mary Anna Longstreet

    Female1848–1850Female

    William Augustus Longstreet

    Male1850–1852Male

    Rebecca Ann Longstreet

    Female1852–1853Female

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(5)

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.
1833

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.
1861

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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