Margaret Mayfield

1810–
Anderson, Anderson, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Margaret

When Margaret Mayfield was born in 1810, in Anderson, Anderson, South Carolina, United States, her father, Ephriam Mayfield, was 26 and her mother, Margaret Shirley, was 15. She married Thomas Harrison Shirley about 1844, in Anderson, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Anderson, South Carolina, United States in 1860 and Williamston, Anderson, South Carolina, United States in 1880.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Harrison Shirley
1805–1863
Margaret Mayfield
1810–
Marriage: about 1844
Ephriam P. Shirley
1845–1863
Stephen White Shirley
1846–1928
Mary Shirley
1849–1880
Thomas Harrison Shirley
1850–1896
Richard W. Shirley
1850–1905

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1844
Anderson, South Carolina, United States
children

(5)

    Ephriam P. Shirley

    Male1845–1863Male

    Stephen White Shirley

    Male1846–1928Male

    Mary Shirley

    Female1849–1880Female

    Thomas Harrison Shirley

    Male1850–1896Male

    Richard W. Shirley

    Male1850–1905Male

Parents and Siblings

    Ephriam Mayfield

    Male1784–1847Male

    Margaret Shirley

    Female1795–Female

siblings

(10)

    Female1810–Female

    Austin Mayfield

    Male1813–Male

    Thaney Mayfield

    Female1817–Female

    Nancy Eliza Mayfield

    Female1826–Female

    Female1827–Female

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1812

Age 2

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1822 · Slave Rebellion

Age 12

"On June 16, 1822, Denmark Vesey a free and self-educated African American leads a slave rebellion called ""the rising."" The interesting thing about this rebellion is that it does not really happen. The only thing the judges have to go on is the testimony of people that witness it."
1846

Age 36

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

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places so named in Staffordshire and Sussex. The former was named in Old English as ‘open country (feld) where madder (mæddre) grows’, while the latter was named as ‘open country where mayweed (mægðe) grows’. The surname is now most common in Nottinghamshire.

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

Sources (3)

  • Margaret Shirley in household of Thomas Shirley, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Margaret Shirley in household of Thomas Shirley, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Margaret Shirley in household of Thomas Shirley, "United States Census, 1850"

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