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
1843–1883
John W Gordon
1834–1880
Marriage: 1869
Samuel Harris Gordon
1870–1872
George Washington Gordon
1873–
Flora May Gordon
1875–
Irvin Elmo Gordon
1877–
Ezra Walker Gordon
1879–

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
1869
Tennessee, United States
children

(5)

  • Samuel Harris Gordon

    Male1870–1872Male

  • George Washington Gordon

    Male1873–Male

  • Flora May Gordon

    Female1875–Female

  • Irvin Elmo Gordon

    Male1877–Male

  • Ezra Walker Gordon

    Male1879–Male

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(4)

World Events (8)

1846

Age 3

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1846

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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