Mary Trimble (Christian) (1704 - 1770) MP

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Nicknames: "Moffett"
Birthplace: Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Death: Died in VA, USA
Managed by: Linda Ford
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About Mary Trimble (Christian)

When Mary's first husband went to North Carolina to enter land and was never seen again, it was eventually presumed that he was killed by Indians and after 1745 she was free to marry again.

With her second husband (John Trimble) she had a son, James Trimble. When James was eight years old, a band of Indians came along and killed John, loaded three of John's horses with his possessions, burned the house and took James and his half sister Katherine with them. George Moffett, Mary's oldest son by her first marriage and Mary's brother William plus twenty-three more men went in pursuit. When they found them, they waited until darkness and surrounded the camp while the Indians were eating, then attacked. Some Indians were killed and many ran away frightened, leaving their guns. The Men were able to recover all of the goods and the children, who were unharmed.

Source: http://www.myhubbardmtn.com/family%20htm/trimble.htm

After John Trimble was killed, Mary took her children to Illinois, returning to Virginia for visits.
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Mary Trimble's Timeline

1704
1704
Londonderry, Northern Ireland
1715
1715
Age 11
County Ulster, Northern Ireland
1724
1724
Age 20
Virginia, United States
1725
1725
Age 21
1725
Age 21
1729
1729
Age 25
1731
1731
Age 27
1735
1735
Age 31
Augusta, VA, USA
1740
August 27, 1740
Age 36
Augusta, VA, USA
1742
1742
Age 38
Augusta, VA, USA