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Mrs. Mary D'Arcy (McEowen) - was born in New Jersey in 1803. She was untied in marriage with Dr. Edward A. D'Arcy in 1821, and came with him to Jersey County in 1833. Her children were Ann Caroline, who was married to Hon. F. H. Teese, of N. J., and Catherine M., who became the wife of Prentiss D. Cheney, of Jerseyville. Mrs. D'Arcy resided with her family here until her death of her husband in 1863, after which she lived mostly in New Jersey until her death, which occurred in 1887. She was a member of the 1st Presbyterian Church in Jerseyville from its organization until here death. A noble christian woman, patient, charitable and kind. She lived such a life as to command the respect, confidence and love of all who knew here during her long residence in Jerseyville.
Source: [History of Jerseyville, Illinois 1822 to 1901, by Rev. Marshall M. Cooper, Jerseyville Republican Print. 1901]