Mary Gardner[1]

Female 1752 - 1799


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  • Born  3 Nov 1752  North Kingston, , , Washington Cty Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    • Birthdate was actually Jan 3, 1752 according to the attached source #2
    Gender  Female 
    Died  1799  Lowell Ohio Adams Township, , , Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Died on a farm in Adams Township on the Muskinghum River oppositeUpper Lowell. Her body rests in the soil given her for her loyalservice as a nurse, with no marker save a giant oak tree
    _CRE  15 Feb 2015 
    • 15:48:07
    Notes 
    • Mary Owen was the first white woman settler to come to the NorthwestTerritory. She came with her husband and family on June 5, 1788 to the Marietta Colony. They accompanied the Honorable James M. Vernum and Mary served as his nurse.
      She also had the distinction of being the first nurse in theNorthwest Territory. Based upon her sacrificial service during the smallpox epidemic, she was granted one hundred acres of land at Rainbow Ohio by the Ohio Company.

      Mary's maiden name Gardner was also spelled Gardiner according to somesources.
    Person ID  I27782  Moon Anderson Family History & Genealogy
    Last Modified  15 Feb 2015 

    Father  James Gardiner,   b. 10 Jul 1721, South Kingston, , WASH, RI Find all individuals with events at this location, Wilmington North Carolina, , , Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Waite Coggeshall,   b. 20 Dec 1730, North Kingston, , Washington Co., Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location, North Kingston, , Washington Co., Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  15 Mar 1749  North Kingstown, , Washington, RI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F3358  Group Sheet

    Family  James Owen,   b. 2 Apr 1750, Ashford CT, , , Windham County Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1807, Lowell Ohio, , , Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1774 
    Children 
     1. Charles Owen,   d. 1818, Kaskaskia Illinois, , , Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Daniel Owen,   b. 25 Nov 1782, Providence, , , Providence Cty. Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1855, Lowell Ohio, , , Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Susanna Owen,   b. 1784,   d. 6 Oct 1833, Coal Run Ohio, , , Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F5724  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S5077] Recorded Volume 3, Page 262, Washington County Court House.

    2. [S5078] Mary Anne Camp, Vital Statistics Clerk North Kingston Rhode Island.

    3. [S2587] Charles Pierce Coggeshall and Thellwell Russell Coggeshall. "TheCoggeshalls In America, Genealogy of the Descendants of JohnCoggeshall of Newport with a brief Notice of their EnglishAntecedents". C.E.Goodspeed and Company Boston Massachusetts.

    4. [S5079] Newspaper article describing descandants of first family to settle inNorthwest Territory. Page 14 paper unknown..


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