Mary Lee BLAND

Brief Life History of Mary Lee

When Mary Lee BLAND was born on 1 November 1817, in Cumberland, Kentucky, United States, her father, John Bolling BLAND, was 19 and her mother, Sarah Elizabeth Lee, was 16. She married William Fletcher Ewell on 30 November 1834, in Carroll, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Cedar, Utah, United States in 1860 and Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 24 May 1898, in Santaquin, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Santaquin City Cemetery, Santaquin, Utah, Utah, United States.

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William Fletcher Ewell
Mary Lee BLAND
Marriage: 30 November 1834
Francis Marion Ewell
John Pleasant Ewell
Sarah Elizabeth Ewell
Barbara Ann Ewell
William Thomas Ewell
Mary Jane Ewell

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  • Mary Jones in household of Peter Jones, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Family Data Collection - Births
  • Missouri Marriages to 1850

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World Events (8)

1818 · Jackson Purchase

The western part of Kentucky purchased by Andrew Jackson from the Chickasaw Indians in 1818. It became known as the Jackson Purchase. This included land that wasn't originally part of Kentucky when it became a state.

1819 · Panic! of 1819

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. 


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

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place called Bland in Sedburgh, Yorkshire, the origin of which is uncertain. Possibly it is from Old English (ge)bland ‘storm, commotion’ (from blandan ‘to blend or mingle’), with reference to its exposed situation. The modern English adjective bland did not come into English (from Latin) until the 15th century, and is therefore unlikely to have given rise to surnames.

French: nickname from Old French blant ‘flattering’ (from Latin blandus).

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

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All former Blessings Re ratified and sealaing 3 oct 1968 MARRIAGE: Eloped with husband. Think the Marriage took place in TN Lived in Ray County MO in 1835 (Source Pioneers and Prominent Men of Uta …

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