Mary Elizabeth Williams

1792–15 August 1881 (Age 89)
Bedford, Virginia, United States

The Life of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Williams was born in 1792, in Bedford, Virginia, United States, her father, Billy or William Williams, was 30 and her mother, Sarah Tewley or Turley, was 26. She married Larkin Mays on 21 January 1811, in Amherst, Amherst, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Cabell, Carroll, Virginia, United States in 1850. She died on 15 August 1881, in Cabell, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in John, Monongalia, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Larkin Mays
Mary Elizabeth Williams
Marriage: 21 January 1811
Ezekial Mays
John David Mays
Hamilton Mays
Elizabeth Jane Mays

Spouse and Children

21 January 1811
Amherst, Amherst, Virginia, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Billy or William Williams


    Sarah Tewley or Turley




World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 2

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1812 · Monumental Church Built

Age 20

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 27

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

English (also very common in Wales): patronymic from William .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Mary Stanley in household of Hamilton Mays, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Elizabeth Stanley in household of John Stanley, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Elizabeth Mays in entry for Chris ... Mays and Elizabeth Jane Stanley, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"

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