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Mary was born in Shepherdstown, VA. She married first Thomas Morris (?-1814) who was reputedly killed in the War of 1812, during the battle of Washington DC in August of 1814, though some DAR records* indicated that he died in 1817.. She is reputed to have then married someone by the name of McAulrath, though documentation for this is very limited, being confined to unsourced notes in my fathers personal files. There are no entries for "McAlurath" or "McAulrath" in the census records for any year, so if there was a marriage around this time, it was probably to a person bearing a variant of something like "McIlreath".
Mary eventually married Frederick Lewis Goldizen, for which marriage there are adequate confirming records. This marriage is reputed to have occurred in 1824. However, there are a number of children who appear in later census records with DOB's in the period of 1814 to 1823. This may indicate that a) the marriage to Frederlick Lewis occurred earlier than is generally accepted, b) that Thomas Morris did not die as early as 1814, c) that these are children of Frederick Lewis by a previous marriage, or finally, d) these are the children by the McAulrath marriage.
|DOB:||15 Sept 1793||Based on Cemetery transcription; See extended note 1|
|DOD:||12-28 1883 age 90 years, 3 months, 16 days||See extended note 1|
|POD:||Palmyra, Warren Co, IA|
|Burial:||Palmyra Cemetery, Palmyra, IA||See exended note 1.|
|Spouse 1:||Thomas Morris|
|DOM:||before 1819||Mary's youngest child is commonly given as 1819. Thomas Morris is identified as her husband in 1819 land transactions, and so is presumed to have married Mary prior to 1819|
|Spouse 2:||Frederick Lewis Goldizen (1783-c1840)|
|DOM:||1824||The marriage date is commonly given as 1824; direct evidence for ths has not been found|
|Father:||Caleb Levick (1755-1817)|
|Extended Note 1||From an unknown source, a typewritten sheet in my fathers papers, probably a page of a letter which he photocopied from an original in a library, dated 12/20/65. "I read off three adjacent stones in the Palmyra Cemetery:
Mary is presumed to be mary Goldizen, John is her son by Thomas Morris, and Elizabeth is presumed to be John's wife.
|Children of Mary Levick (1793-1883) by Thomas Morris (?-?)||Edit This List|
|John Morris (1811-1899)||9 Feb 1811||"Banks of the Potomac River"||23 Oct 1899||Palmyra, Warren Co, IA||Elizabeth Whipple (1815-1885)||28 March 1839||DOB/DOD based on cemetery transcription, Palmyra Cem. Palmyra, Warren Co IA (see notes for Mary Levick in Vita. Obituary in The Indianola herald of 2 Nov 1899 gives biography, DOM, spouses full name, and identifies children|
|UnNamed?||"Biographical and Historical records of Iowa" (no date, no author, photocopy in papers of TLW|
|Children of Mary Levick (1793-1883) by McAulrath||Edit This List|
|Lavina Goldizen||6 Oct 1816||OH||19 Oct 1897||Parke Co, IN||John Wannamaugher||6 Oct 1839 ?||See Extended Note (1)|
|Mahala Goldizen||14 Oct 1819||OH||7 Apr 1895||See Extended Note (1)|
|Enoch Goldizen||May 1821||12 Feb 1852||Parke Co, IN||Martha J||See Extended Note (1)|
|Margaret Goldizen||1822||VA||Jesse Falls||See Extended Note (1)|
|Children of Mary Levick (1793-1883) by Frederick Lewis Goldizen (1783-c1840)||Edit This List|
|Omer Goldizen||4 Jun 1827||Parke, Indiana,||Eliza Ann Rory||
|Ama Marie Goldizen (1827-1890)||3 May 1829||Parke, Indiana||19 Jul 1889||Robert Taylor (1824-1874)||Given name sometimes listed as "Amy Mary"
|Joseph Goldizen||1831||Eliza A Fellers (1828-1900)|
|Extended Notes:||(1) Land grant records show that at the time Rachel Levick Ayers applied for a land grant based on her husbands service in the Revolution, Mary was married to Thomas Morris. After Thomas' death Mary married Frederick Lewis Goldizen. The DOM for this marriage is often given as 1824, though a source for this date is not known. However, accepting the 1824 date means that the first several children of Mary were by her first husband, Thomas Morris. More research on this point is needed.|
U.S. 1850 Census Records
|State||IN||Family #||708||Mayr's age is not legible. She is shown adjacent to soninlaw Robert Taylor|
|County||Parke||Enumeration Date||12 Sept 1850|
|Township||Distr 85||Link to Ancestry Image
|Mary Goldizen||not legible||-||-||VA|
U.S. 1860 Census Records
|State||IA||Family #||Mary Levick appears in household of son Omer; The move to Iowa appears to have occurred about 1856, based on childrens POB|
|County||Warren||Enumeration Date||15 Jun 1860|
|Township||Palmyra||Link to Ancestry Image
|Eliza Ann Goldizen||33||IN|
|Sarah E. Goldizen||3||IA|
|Mary E. Goldizen||2||IA|
|Mary Goldizen||65|| VA
U.S. 1870 Census Record
|State||IA||Family #||44|| Mary again appears in household of son Omer
|County||Warren||Enumeration Date||28 June 1870|
|Township||Palmyra||Link to Ancestry Image|
U.S. 1880 Census Record
|Township||Palmyra||Link to Ancestry Image|
|Name||Age||YOB||Occupation||Immigration Year||POB||Fathers POB||Mothers POB|