Mary Rebecca Provence

1843–1883 (Age 39)
Carroll, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Mary Rebecca

When Mary Rebecca Provence was born on 6 November 1843, in Carroll, Tennessee, United States, her father, William Harris Provence, was 37 and her mother, Lydia Pauline Harris, was 26. She married John W Gordon in 1869, in Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Johnson, Arkansas, United States in 1870 and Johnson Township, Clay, Arkansas, United States in 1880. She died on 18 August 1883, at the age of 39, and was buried in Crockett, Clay, Arkansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Mary Rebecca Provence
John W Gordon
Marriage: 1869
Samuel Harris Gordon
George Washington Gordon
Flora May Gordon
Irvin Elmo Gordon
Ezra Walker Gordon

Spouse & Children

Tennessee, United States


  • Samuel Harris Gordon


  • George Washington Gordon


  • Flora May Gordon


  • Irvin Elmo Gordon


  • Ezra Walker Gordon


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World Events (8)


Age 3

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 3

Tennessee was known as the Volunteer State because during the Mexican War the government asked Tennessee for 3,000 volunteer soldiers and 30,000 joined.
1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 19

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

Name Meaning

French and English: variant of Province .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Mary R Brevince in household of W H Brevince, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary R Gordan in household of John W Gordan, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary R Province in household of William H Province, "United States Census, 1850"

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