Mary A Roof

about 1802–after 1870 (Age 68)
Kentucky, United States

The Life of Mary A

Mary A Roof was born about 1802, in Kentucky, United States. She married Gerard Wood Briscoe on 11 January 1838, in Hardin, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in LaRue, Kentucky, United States for about 10 years and Kansas, United States in 1870. She died after 1870, in Cherokee, Kansas, United States, at the age of 69.

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Gerard Wood Briscoe
Mary A Roof
Marriage: 11 January 1838
William Briscoe

Spouse and Children

11 January 1838
Hardin, Kentucky, United States


World Events (8)


Age 1

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1812 · Kentucky Bend Created

Age 10

During the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812, the Kentucky Bend or New Madrid Bend was created. It is located in the southwestern corner of Kentucky on the banks of the Mississippi River.
1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 19

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Rolfe .2 German: from Ruffo, a short form of a personal name formed with hrōd ‘renown’, ‘victory’.3 Probably an Americanized spelling of German Ruf(F) .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary A Brisco in household of Francis Diardy, "United States Census, 1870"
  • M A Briscoe in household of R P Briscoe, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary Briscoe in household of P P Briscoe, "United States Census, 1860"

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