Mariah Gurganus

1850–before 1911 (Age 61)
Pitt, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Mariah

When Mariah Gurganus was born in 1850, in Pitt, North Carolina, United States, her father, Lemuel Samuel Gurganus, was 40 and her mother, Athey Woolard, was 39. She married William Henry Ross on 8 October 1868. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Pactolus, Pitt, North Carolina, United States in 1880 and Pactolus Township, Pitt, North Carolina, United States in 1900. She died before 1911, in Pitt, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 60.

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Family Time Line

William Henry Ross
Mariah Gurganus
Marriage: 8 October 1868
Effie L. Athia Ross
William LaFayette Ross
Mary Glendora Ross
Lemuel T Ross
Addie Ross
Julian V Ross
David Claude Ross

Spouse and Children

8 October 1868


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Lemuel Samuel Gurganus


    Athey Woolard




+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1853 · First State Fair

Age 3

The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.

Age 13

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 16

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

Name Meaning

Of Welsh origin: from an Anglicized form of the personal name Gwrgenau, composed of the elements gwr ‘man’, ‘warrior’ + cenau ‘whelp’, ‘young dog’, a term used in Welsh heroic poetry for a soldier ferocious in attack.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mariah J Ross in household of William H Ross, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mariah Ross in household of W H Ross, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Maria Ross in entry for E H Ricks and Addie Ross, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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