Mary Ann Eckhart

Photo added by Robert M. Clarke Sr.

Mary Ann Eckhart

  • Birth 1780 USA
  • Death 1850 Monongalia County, West Virginia, USA
  • Burial Eckhart Mines, Allegany County, Maryland, USA
  • Memorial ID 25555482

Mary Ann ECKHART

Wife of John ECKHART.

OCCUPATIONS: Plantation Master
RELIGION: Reformed Lutheran
OTHER RESIDENCES: Eckhart Mines, Allegany Co., MD

Mary ECKHART, after the death of her husband, evidently began to act in a manner that aggravated her sons(perhaps an attempt to free her slaves?), because on 08APR1836 Adam & John ECKHART filed for a Writ of Lunacy against their mother in the Allegany MD County Court(#270).

A Trustee seems to have been appointed over her with bonds posted. She appealed the order on 26 OCT 1848 and the case seems to have been transferred to G. W. RAY in the MorgantownMonongaliaVA/WV Court.

Whatever the merits of the Lunacy charge, while in Allegany Co. MD, she seemed to be managing her own farm with several slaves & special needs son, David, living with her.

In the 1850 Monongalia County, Virginia Census Mary Ann Eckhart was living with Adam ECKHART just down the road from daughter, Mary Hansel(082-1). She had probably accompanied son, Adam, to Monongalia County, VA(WV) in 1841.

Despite her son's actions, Mary Eckhart left bequests to them in her will of 3JUL1843 which was was probated July 1850


Family Members

Gravesite Details Alternate cemetery: Hunt-Eckhart Morgantown WV

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  • Created by: H BRAUN
  • Added: 26 Mar 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 25555482
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Ann Eckhart (1780–1850), Find A Grave Memorial no. 25555482, citing Eckhart Family Cemetery, Eckhart Mines, Allegany County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by H BRAUN (contributor 46848471) .