Mary "Maria" Borden was born 21 July 1744 in Bordentown, Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States to Joseph Borden (1719-1791) and Elizabeth Rogers (1725-1807) and died 12 March 1773 New Castle, New Castle County, Delaware, United States of unspecified causes. She married Thomas McKean (1734-1817) 21 July 1763 in New London Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania.

Mary Borden (Maria) was the first wife of US Founding Father Thomas McKean (1734-1817), one of the Signers of the US Declaration of Independence. They married in 1763, and lived at 22 The Strand in New Castle, Delaware. They had six children: Joseph, Robert, Elizabeth, Letitia, Mary, and Anne. Mary Borden McKean died in 1773 and is buried at Immanuel Episcopal Church in New Castle.


Offspring of Gov. Thomas McKean and Mary Borden (1744-1773)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Joseph Borden McKean (1764-1826)
Robert McKean (1766-1802)
Elizabeth McKean (1767-1811)
Letitia McKean (1769-1845)
Mary McKean (1771-1781)
Anne McKean (1773-1804)



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