Mary Lee Bland

1 November 1817–24 May 1898 (Age 80)
Cumberland, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Lee

When Mary Lee Bland was born on 1 November 1817, in Cumberland, Virginia, 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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  • Marriage
    30 November 1834Carroll, Missouri, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 2
    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. 
    1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""
    Age 7
    “The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 
    Age 29
    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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    Life History

    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 …

    Sources (42)

    • Mary Jones in household of Peter Jones, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Polly Blann in entry for William Ewell, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
    • Mary Blan... in entry for William Thomas Ewell, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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