Mary Eliza Porter1,2

ID#1320, b. about 1813, d. 25 October 1865
Father: not yet identified.
Mother: not yet identified.

Birth date: about 22 October 1814 (Calculated date based on the reported transcription from her gravestone that her age at death was 51 years 3 days.)3 It has also been reported that Mary was born about 1813.4 As a further complication, another source reported that Mary was born about 1808: her age was recorded as 59 in the Death Register, which would calculate to a birth year circa 1808. However, that year is not supported by any of the census records that I have found, so I suspect that her age at death was simply recorded incorrectly.5
Birth place: Maryland.4

Commonly known by her middle name, Eliza.5

Mary married John L. Gibson.

Eliza died from heart disease on 25 October 1865 in Marshall County, Virginia. The informant was Miles Bonar.5 Eliza's body was interred in the Oak Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery, Fork Ridge Road, Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia; her name appears on the gravestone as "Mary E. Gibson." The inscription reportedly reads, "Aged 51 Yrs. 3 Ds." Note, however, that the transcriber stated that the stone was hard to read.6,3

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Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
1840Marshall County, VirginiaBelieved to be included in the household of John L. Gibson (her husband) as a female age "20 & under 30."
(Official Census Date: 01 June 1840)7

Deceased Child of Mary Eliza Porter and John L. Gibson:

Family Line(s):
Aston Index
Last Edited Date=24 Apr 2016

Citations

  1. [S730] Marriage License for William P. Gibson and Sarah Aston, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130824_00277.jpg.
  2. [S1278] "Descendants of William Bonar - 6 AUG 2002," submitted by T. Vernon Anderson, presented by The Marshall County WVGenWeb, online http://www.lindapages.com/marshall/bonar.txt
  3. [S2086] Mary E. Gibson, Find A Grave memorial no. 80793538, created by Charles Eugene Logston on 21 November 2011, online http://www.findagrave.com. Photograph by Bill Ferguson, uploaded 05 Oct 2013.
  4. [S2087] John L. Gibson household, 1850 U.S. Census, Marshall County, Virginia, 33rd District, page 326 (reverse), National Archives micropublication M432_959.
  5. [S1275] Eliza Gibson, Marshall County Register of Deaths, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 4132553_00029.jpg.
  6. [S1277] "Oak Grove Methodist Church Cemetery," submitted by Phyllis Slater and re-read by Karen Hucko in 1998, presented by The Marshall County WVGenWeb, online http://www.lindapages.com/marshall/cemetery/oak.htm. Information pertaining to Mary E. Gibson.
  7. [S2216] John L. Gibson household, 1840 U.S. Census, Marshall County, Virginia, Western District, page 267 stamped, National Archives micropublication M704_568.