Mary Ann Elsey

Female10 August 1828–10 December 1871

Brief Life History of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Elsey was born on 10 August 1828, in Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Joseph Elsey, was 22 and her mother, Sarah Lane, was 25. She married Gibson about 1850. She lived in Tooele, Tooele, Utah, United States in 1860 and Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 10 December 1871, in Virgin, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 43, and was buried in Virgin Cemetery, Virgin, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Bradshaw
Mary Ann Elsey
Marriage: 18 September 1852
Sarah Ann Bradshaw
Samuel S. Bradshaw Jr.
Ira Elsey Bradshaw
William Alma Bradshaw
Edward Elsey Bradshaw
Joseph Elsey Bradshaw
Mary Susannah Bradshaw
Emma Elsey Bradshaw
David Elsey Bradshaw
Joseph Elsey Bradshaw

Sources (27)

  • 1860 - Mary Ann Bradshaw in household of Samuel Bradshaw, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary Ann Elsey in entry for Era Elsey Bradshaw, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
  • 1870 - Mary A Bradshaw in household of Samuel Bradshaw, "United States Census, 1870"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 September 1852Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children (10)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 2

    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 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

    Age 5

    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.


    Age 18

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English personal name Alfsi, Elsi, Old (English Ælfsige, from ælf ‘elf’ + sige ‘victory’).

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

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    Story Highlight

    Mary Ann Elsey Bradshaw

    Mary Ann was a frail woman, but she walked all the way across the plains. She traveled about fifteen miles a day. At that time, she was engaged to marry a man traveling with their company wh …

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