Mary Ann Rock

2 February 1812–1 June 1895 (Age 83)
Westhide, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Rock was born on 2 February 1812, in Westhide, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, George Rock, was 48 and her mother, Mary Clarke, was 47. She married Benjamin Williams on 4 July 1837, in Hereford, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1853. She died on 1 June 1895, in Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Millcreek Cemetery, Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Williams
Mary Ann Rock
Marriage: 4 July 1837
George Abraham Williams
Lucy Maria Williams
Ephraim Henry Williams

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  • Marriage
    4 July 1837Hereford, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 7
    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. 
    Age 15
    Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 24
    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.

    Name Meaning

    English: from Middle English rok(ke) ‘rock’. The surname may be topographic, denoting someone who lived near a notable rock or rocky outcrop, or habitational, denoting someone from a place called with this word, such as Rock (Northumberland). Compare Roach .English: from a misdivision of the Middle English phrase atter oke ‘at the oak’. The surname may be topographic, signifying someone who lived by a prominent oak tree, or habitational, denoting someone from a place so named, such as Rock (Worcestershire), Rook in Cornwood (Devon), and Rock in Washington (Sussex). Compare Nock .English: perhaps a nickname for a spinner or a maker of distaffs from Middle English rok(ke) ‘distaff’ (from Old Norse rokkr or Middle Dutch rocke or an unattested Old English cognate). Compare Rocker .

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

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    History of Mary Ann Rock

    Mary Ann Rock was born February 2, 1812, to George Rock and Mary Clarke at Westhide, Herefordshire, England and was married to Benjamin Williams about July 4, 1837. Elder Wilford Woodruff came to …

    Sources (26)

    • Mary A. Rock in entry for Enoch Rock Pugh, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"
    • Mary Rock, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
    • 1870 United States Federal Census

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