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Mary Esther (Videau) Marion (1737 - 1815)

Mary Esther Marion formerly Videau
Born in Berkeley County, Province of South Carolinamap
Ancestors ancestors
Daughter of [uncertain] and [uncertain]
Sister of [half], [half] and [half]
Wife of — married 20 Apr 1786 in South Carolina, USAmap
[children unknown]
Died at age 77 in Charleston, South Carolina, United Statesmap
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Mary Marion nee Videau (1740-1815) was the wife and cousin of General Francis Marion. She was born 17 September 1737 in the Province of South Carolina.[1]


The inventory of the estate was taken in Apr 1816.[2]

Inscription on Tombstone

Underneath this stone lie the mortal remains of Mary Esther Marion relict of General Francis Marion; who died on the 26th July 1815 aged 75 years. Amongst the many virtues of this amiable lady were those of piety charity affection benevolence and humanity particularly to her domestics. She died lamented as she lived esteemed by all who know her. This monument sacred to the memory of the deceased is erected by desire of the late Keating Lewis Simons (as directed in his will in testimony of his gratitude, friendship, and affection for her)


A number of enslaved were listed in Mary's estate probate in 1816.[2]

For more information please see Pond Bluff Plantation page.


  1. The Annals And Parish Register of St. Thomas And St. Denis Parish, In South Carolina, From 1680-1884. ed. Robert F Clute. (1884) p.87
  2. 2.0 2.1 South Carolina Probate Re...d Loose Papers, 1732-1964: "South Carolina Probate Re...d Loose Papers, 1732-1964"
    Catalog: Charleston District, South Carolina estate inventories, 1732-1844 1810-1818 1819-1824 1819-1824 (indexed with last item) 1824-1844
    Image path: South Carolina Probate Records, Files and Loose Papers, 1732-1964 > Charleston > Probate Court, Estate inventories > 1810-1818 > No File Description Available > image 198 of 288
    FamilySearch Image (accessed 22 March 2022)
  • Find A Grave Database NAME Mary Esther Videau Marion.

BIRTH 1740. DEATH 26 Jul 1815 (aged 74–75). BURIAL Belle Isle Plantation Cemetery. Saint Stephen, Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA. MEMORIAL ID 6714646 · View Source URL:

  • Richardson, Emma B. “Dr. Anthony Cordes and Some of His Descendants.” The South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine 43, no. 3 (1942): 133–55.

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