Mary Emily Stewart

6 November 1846–1852 (Age 5)
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Emily

When Mary Emily Stewart was born on 6 November 1846, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States, her father, Isaac Mitton Stewart, was 30 and her mother, Matilda Jane Downs, was 27. She lived in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850 and Draper, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1880. She died in 1852, at the age of 6.

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Isaac Mitton Stewart
Matilda Jane Downs
James Zebulon Stewart Sr
Mary Emily Stewart
Maranda Jane Stewart
Julia A Stewart
Judge Isaac John Stewart Sr

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World Events (3)

Age 1
Historical Boundaries: 1847: Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized
Age 2
Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
1850 · Tornado Finishes off the Temple
Age 4
On May 27, 1850, a tornado came through Nauvoo and took the remaining outer walls of the temple. It was the most frightful thing the city had witnessed. Not just a tornado but also lightening, thunder, wind, hail and rain assailed the spot. Over time what was not destroyed by the storm crumbled until only a small amount was left.

Name Meaning

Scottish (Lanarkshire) and English: originally an occupational name for an administrative official of an estate, from Middle English stiward, Old English stigweard, stīweard, a compound of stig ‘house(hold)’ + weard ‘guardian’. In the Anglo-Saxon period this title was used of an officer controlling the domestic affairs of a household, especially of the royal household; after the Norman Conquest it was also used more widely as the native equivalent of Seneschal, for the steward of a manor or manager of an estate. In Scotland the term was also used of a magistrate originally appointed by the king to administer crown lands, forming a stewartry.History: Stuart or Stewart is the surname of one of the great families of Scotland, the royal family of Scotland from the 14th century, and of England from 1603, when James VI of Scotland acceded to the English throne as James I. There were many minor branches of the family left in Britain after the flight of James II in 1688, but not every bearer of the surname can claim relationship with the royal house, even in Scotland. Every great house in medieval England and Scotland had its steward, and in many cases the office gave rise to a hereditary surname. The fall of the house of Stuart in Britain, conversely, led to the establishment of several highly placed branches bearing this surname in continental Europe, which are in most cases related to the old Scottish royal family.

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

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Sources (4)

  • Mary Stewart in household of Isaac Stewart, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Mary Emily Stewart - Government record: Census record
  • Mary Emily Stewart, "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868"

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