Mary Matilda Northrup

19 December 1817–13 February 1889 (Age 71)
New Brunswick, Canada

The Life of Mary Matilda

When Mary Matilda Northrup was born on 19 December 1817, her father, John Anson Northrup, was 30 and her mother, Mary Ann Cox, was 25. She married John Drew on 13 January 1841. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Springfield, Kings, New Brunswick, Canada in 1871 and Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States in 1880. She died on 13 February 1889, at the age of 71.

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Family Time Line

John Drew
Mary Matilda Northrup
Marriage: 13 January 1841
George A Drew
Anna E. Drew
Matilda Louisa Drew
John R Drew
Lavinia M Drew
Albert V Drew

Spouse and Children

13 January 1841


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    John Anson Northrup


    Mary Ann Cox




    William Francis Northrup


    John Anson Northrup II


    Sarah Keeler Northrup




+7 More Children

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. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 3

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 19

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Northorpe in the former East Riding of Yorkshire, named with Old Norse norðr or Old English norþ ‘north’ + þorp or þrop ‘dependent outlying farmstead’, ‘hamlet’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary A Drew in household of John Drew, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Matilda Drew in household of John Drew, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Matilda Northrop in entry for Anna Elizabeth Smith, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915, 1921-1924"

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