Mary Ivy



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Mary Ivy see  FAMILY TREE

Married 1st: Abt. 1759 Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC to Moses John DeRosset

Married 2nd: May 1774 to Adam Boyd

Died: 1798






Moses John DeRosset

CHILDREN with Moses John DeRosset

1. Magdalene Mary DeRosset b. 12 Feb 1762 NC

2. Armand John DeRosset b. 17 Nov 1767 NC


Mary Ivy was of gentle birth and high social rank. With the death in 1767 of her first husband, Moses John DeRosset, she used her skill and experience for the benefit of all who asked help. Vaccination was then unknown, but she had learned inoculation from her husband, and put it to frequent use. Moses John died when his infant son was only 6 weeks old. Mary remarried in May 1774 (when Magdalene Mary was 12) to Mr. Adam Boyd. There was an ante-nuptial contract for her second marriage. Among the articles enumerated are seventeen domestic servants, and a quantity of silverware and household furniture itemized.

During the British occupation of Wilmington in 1780-81, Mrs. Boyd was in a constant state of alarm, but fortunately the slaves were faithful to their owners and a great source of help and comfort. Magdalene would have been 14 at the start of the Revolution and married during the occupation of Wilmington. Soon after Magdalene's marriage Mary gave up her own home and moved in to the Toomer household. She became totally blind long before her death in 1798.