Mary Jane Choate

23 August 1829–23 September 1901 (Age 72)
Derry, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Choate was born on 23 August 1829, in Derry, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States, her father, Deacon James Choate (Jr), was 37 and her mother, Abigail Cogswell, was 34. She married Benjamin F. Mcmurphy on 31 May 1855, in Derry, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States for about 10 years. She died on 23 September 1901, at the age of 72.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin F. Mcmurphy
Mary Jane Choate
Marriage: 31 May 1855
Lizzie H Mcmurphy
William G. Mc Murphy
Fanny W McMurphy

Spouse and Children

    Benjamin F. Mcmurphy



31 May 1855
Derry, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States


    Lizzie H Mcmurphy


    William G. Mc Murphy


    Fanny W McMurphy


Parents and Siblings

    Deacon James Choate (Jr)





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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 1

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1836 · City of Salem Incorporated

Age 7

On March 23, 1836, the city of Salem, Massachusetts was incorporated and three years later adopted a seal and motto

Age 34

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English: unexplained.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary J McMurphy in household of Benj F McMurphy, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary J Choat in household of James Choat, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary T Mcmurphy in household of Benjamin Mcmurphy, "United States Census, 1880"

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