Surratt, Mary Elizabeth Eugenia Jenkins

Life Span
to
Full name
Mary Elizabeth Surratt
Birth Date Certainty
Disputed
Death Date Certainty
Exact
Gender
Female
Race
White
Sectional choice
South
Origins
Slave State
No. of Spouses
1
No. of Children
3
Family
Archibald Jenkins (father), Elizabeth Anne Jenkins (mother), John Harrison Surratt (husband, 1840), John Surratt (son)
Occupation
Businessman
Relation to Slavery
Slaveholder
Church or Religious Denomination
Catholic (Roman or Irish)
Political Parties
Democratic
Date Event
Mary Surratt and Lewis Powell are arrested in a late night War Department raid on Surratt's boarding house
In Washington, John Wilkes Booth's accused fellow plotters are transferred to the Old Penitentiary for trial
In Washington, President Johnson orders a military trial for John Wilkes Booth's accused fellow plotters
In Washington, the officers of the military court for John Wilkes Booth's accused fellow plotters are named
In Washington, membership of the military court for John Wilkes Booth's accused fellow plotters is adjusted
In Washington, the accused Lincoln Assassination plotters all plead not guilty before their military court
Famed Maryland lawyer and statesman Reverdy Johnson meets with accused conspirator Mary Surratt in her cell
In Washington's Old Penitentiary, the taking of evidence in the Lincoln conspiracy trial begins
- In Washington's Old Penitentiary, the taking of evidence in the Lincoln conspiracy trial continues
In Washington's Old Penitentiary, the taking of evidence in the Lincoln conspiracy trial concludes
- In Washington's Old Penitentiary, final arguments are being made in the Lincoln conspiracy trial
In Washington's Old Penitentiary, the Commission in the Lincoln conspiracy trial begin their deliberations
In Washington, President Andrew Johnson approves the sentences passed down to the Lincoln conspirators
In Washington's Old Penitentiary, the Lincoln conspirators are told their fate in their cells
Four condemned Lincoln assassination conspirators, including Mary Surratt, are executed in Washington, D.C.
Chicago Style Entry Link
Goodrich, Thomas. The Darkest Dawn: Lincoln, Booth, and the Great American Tragedy. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2005. view record
Larson, Kate Clifford. The Assassin’s Accomplice: Mary Surratt and the Plot to Kill Abraham Lincoln. New York: Basic Books, 2008. view record
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