Mary Stretton

Female24 July 1811–3 March 1891

Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary Stretton was born on 24 July 1811, in Yoxall, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Stretton, was 36 and her mother, Elizabeth Dickin, was 36. She married William Blood on 16 February 1836, in Church Broughton, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Tatenhill, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and Davis, Utah, United States for about 10 years. In 1851, her occupation is listed as dairywoman in Kaysville, Davis, Utah, United States. She died on 3 March 1891, in Kaysville, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Kaysville City Cemetery, Kaysville, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Blood
Mary Stretton
Marriage: 16 February 1836
Ann Blood
William Blood
Thomas Blood
Mary Blood
Emma Blood

Sources (50)

  • Mary Wooley in household of Henry Wooley, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary Stratten in entry for Ellen Maria Wooley Edmonds, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
  • Mary Hoolley in household of Henry Hoolley, "United States Census, 1870"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 February 1836Church Broughton, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.


    Age 16

    Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States

    1832 · The Black Hawk War

    Age 21

    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    Name Meaning

    English (Leicestershire): variant of Stratton 1.

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

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    William Blood

    William Blood 1837-1917 Much of the following story was taken from the personal history of William Blood, as it was wri …

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