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Mary (Brown) Trefry (1828 - 1891)

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Mrs. Mary Trefry formerly Brown
Born in Argyle, Yarmouth Co., NSmap
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Wife of — married [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Ionia, Michigan, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 9 Jun 2010
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Mary Brown was born November 29, 1828, the daughter of Charles Brown II of Argyle, and Abigail Churchill, daughter of Lemuel[1]

On December 8, 1846, she married Gabriel Trefry[2], the son of Benjamin Trefry and Deborah Hatfield of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia[1] and their children included;

  1. Mary Agnes, born December 6, 1847, who married James Chubb of Lyons Michigan on December 23, 1864[1]
  2. Dexter E, born September 6, 1849, who married Rose Martin of South Butt Montana on November 3, 1873[1]
  3. Deborah Hatfield, born May 28, 1851, who married EJ Hanchett on May 10, 1870, and died without having children[1]
  4. Charles, born April 15, 1852, who married Clara Gilmore of Seattle Washington on September 10, 1879[1]
  5. Abigail, born March 10, 1855, who married William Webber of Lyons Michigan on September 7, 1873[1]
  6. Ella, born February 13, 1857, who married SE Vance of Denver Colorado on October 17, 1879, and died without having children[1]
  7. Benjamin C, born March 10, 1859, who died March 10, 1862[1]
  8. Benjamin S, born August 20, 1861, who married Lucia Jacobs of Warren Ohio on September 8, 1886[1]

The family moved to Michigan[1], where Mary (Brown) Trefry died on December 13, 1891[1][3]


  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Genealogies : Transcribed from the Yarmouth Herald, by George S. Brown; prepared for publication by Martha & William Reamy, assisted by John McDonald Hilton ... et al.; published in Baltimore : Genealogical Pub. Co., c1993. ISBN: 0806313722; page 380, 594-5
  2. "United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 17 October 2014), Gabriel Trefry, Michigan, United States; citing p. 7, family 64, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 552,175.
  3. "Michigan Deaths and Burials, 1800-1995," database, FamilySearch ( : 9 December 2014), Chas. Brown in entry for Mary Brown Tropey (sic), 13 Dec 1891; citing Lyons, Ionia, Michigan, reference v B p 71; FHL microfilm 960,506.

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