Mary Shaw Leachman

Brief Life History of Mary Shaw

When Mary Shaw Leachman was born on 8 March 1798, in Prince William, Virginia, United States, her father, William Leachman, was 11795 and her mother, Keziah Shaw, was 22. She married John Phelps on 3 December 1818, in Hamilton, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 10 daughters. She lived in California, United States in 1870. She died on 15 August 1873, in Bodega, Sonoma, California, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Sebastopol, Sonoma, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Phelps
Mary Shaw Leachman
Marriage: 3 December 1818
Aseneth Pamelia Ford
Moroni Phelps
Louisa Ann Phelps
Esther Lovina Phelps
Kaziah Cassandra Phelps
Marbra Margaret Phelps
Sarah Phelps
Mary Ann Phelps
Phoebe Phelps
Hester Ann Phelps
Lucy Phelps
William Phelps
Samuel Phelps
Alma S Phelps

Sources (15)

  • Mary Phelps in household of John Futton, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Californ Catalog Record Item Number Film/Digital Note Birth records, 1850-1929; index, 1850-1929 Items 1-5 Birth index (by surname), 1850-1905 Birth index (document order), 1850-1905 " " " " 1850-1905 Birth index (alpha. by child), 1850-1905 Birth inde...
  • Mary Shaw, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

1812 · Monumental Church Built

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.

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. 

Name Meaning


occupational name for a physician's servant, from Leach 1 + Middle English man ‘manservant’.

topographic name for someone who lived by a stream or wet place, Middle English leche, lache + man. See Letcher .

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

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Phoebe Phelps Stonebraker, Wife of John, Life Story

PHEBE PHELPS STONEBRAKERPIONEER OF 1850 Submitted by Terry Morby Phebe Phelps Stonebraker was born June 27, 1833 in HamiltonCountry, Ohio of early American stock. Her parents were John andMary Leach …

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