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Mary Trimble (Christian)

Also Known As: "Moffett"
Birthplace: Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Death: Died in VA, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Capt. Gilbert Robert Christian and Margaret Elizabeth Christian
Wife of John Moffett; Lt. John Moffett and John Trimble
Mother of William Moffett; John Moffett; Catherine "Kitty" Moffett; Margaret Jean Cathey; Col. George Moffett and 6 others
Sister of Robert Christian; John Christian and General William Christen William Christen

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About Mary Trimble

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.


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

Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Age 22
Age 27
Augusta, Virginia, USA
Age 29
County Ulster, Northern Ireland
Age 31
Augusta, Virginia, USA
Age 33
Augusta, Virginia, USA
August 27, 1740
Age 36
Augusta, VA, USA
March 17, 1743
Age 39
Augusta, Virginia, USA