Mary L. Edsal

Jonesville, Lee, Virginia, United States

The Life of Mary L.

When Mary L. Edsal was born in 1851, in Jonesville, Lee, Virginia, United States, her father, Samuel Edsal, was 47 and her mother, Martha Poteet, was 48. She married Sampson B. Standifer on 28 March 1875. She lived in Virginia, United States in 1870.

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Sampson B. Standifer
Mary L. Edsal
Marriage: 28 March 1875

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28 March 1875

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World Events (8)

1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 10

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

Age 12

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 31

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from a place called High Edser in Ewhurst, Surrey.2 It is possible that in some cases the name may be an Americanized form of the German family name Etzel .

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

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Sources (2)

  • Mary L Edsall in household of Samuel Edsall, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary Edsol, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"

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