Mary Esther Marion

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Mary Esther Marion (Videau)

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Birthplace: Berkeley County, South Carolina, United States
Death: February 27, 1815 (77)
Berkeley County, South Carolina, United States
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Daughter of Joseph Henry Videau, III and Ann Videau
Wife of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion, "The Swamp Fox"

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About Mary Esther Marion

After being held as a rebel spy aboard a British prison ship in Charleston harbor, Mary planned and executed a daring escape with several other patriots."

After the American Revolution, Mary Esther Videau married her cousin, Brig. Gen. Francis "Swamp Fox" Marion. His nephew, Theodore, had hinted to his uncle that it was time to get married. His relatives and friends informed him that Mary always listened with glowing cheeks and sparkling eyes when anyone began reciting the exploits of the Swamp Fox. Marion was in love earlier with Mary Esther Simons but she refused his proposal and married Jack Holmes.


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)


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Mary Esther Marion's Timeline

1737
September 17, 1737
Berkeley County, South Carolina, United States
1815
February 27, 1815
Age 77
Berkeley County, South Carolina, United States