Mary Wilson

about 1812–18 May 1885 (Age 73)
New Jersey, United States

The Life of Mary

Mary Wilson was born about 1812, in New Jersey, United States. She married Erastus W Powers on 14 September 1837, in Delaware, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Jerome, Union, Ohio, United States in 1850. She died on 18 May 1885, in Burlington, Calhoun, Michigan, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Springport, Jackson, Michigan, United States.

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Erastus W Powers
Mary Wilson
Marriage: 14 September 1837
Mary Powers
Orrin Powers
Jasper Powers
Lucinda Powers
Martha Powers
Josephus Powers
Rebecca M Powers

Spouse and Children

    Erastus W Powers



14 September 1837
Delaware, Ohio, United States


    Mary Powers


    Orrin Powers



    Jasper Powers


    Lucinda Powers


+2 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 0

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

Age 8

On January 28, 1820, the New Jersey Legislature incorporated the City of Jersey from parts of the Bergen Township. The city would be reincorporated two more times (January 23, 1829 and February 22, 1838) before receiving its official name. Jersey City became part of the new Hudson County in February of 1840.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 20

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and northern Irish: patronymic from the personal name Will , a very common medieval short form of William .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Powers, "United States Census, 1850", family of Erastus Powers
  • Mary Wilson, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Mary Wilson, "Ohio, County Marriages, to Erastus Powers, 1789-2013"

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