Mary Adams1

F, #985, b. 20 April 1840, d. between 1861 and 1862
Last Edited=23 Nov 2009
     Mary Adams, daughter of John Adams and Epsey Young, was born on 20 April 1840 at Mississippi.1,2 Mary Adams was the daughter of John Adams and Epsey Young.1

Mary Adams appeared on the United States census of 1850 in the household of John Adams at Clarke County, Mississippi.3

Mary Adams married John Samuel Stevens, son of James Stevens and Belinda Stevens, on 14 December 1859 at Clarke County, Mississippi, The marriage was performed by Hanson Goss, M. G. It is only a best guess that this marriage is correct. The John Stevens who was the father of William Archie Stevens did live in Clarke Co., Mississippi and was on the census there in 1870 and previously. He married Rebecca Jane Adams, according to the family Bible. That marriage, according to Who Married Whom in Jasper County, Mississippi, in 1862.

Mary had a sister Jane Adams. I am conjecturing that John Stevens first married Mary Adams and that they had a son Rankin. Soon after Rankin's birth, Mary must have died and John married her younger sister, Rebecca Jane. This is substantiated in the written document that lists the Adams family information.

As of January, 2006, there have not been found death dates or burial places for any of John, Mary or Rebecca Jane Stevens. Other than the Stevens family Bible, there has not been found any birth record of Rankin Stevens, either. However, the Adams document records the birth of Christopher Rankin Stevens, whom is likely the same person.4,25

Mary Adams appeared on the United States census of 1860 in the household of John Samuel Stevens at Quitman, Clarke County, Mississippi.6

Mary Adams died between 1861 and 1862.7

Child of Mary Adams and John Samuel Stevens

Citations

  1. [S37] 1850 United States Census, population schedule; digital image by subscription, The Generations Network (http://www.ancestry.com); from the National Archives microfilm. A printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher.
  2. [S48] "Adams Family Notes," (MS, about 1850; Lakewood, New Mexico); old papers, hand written, a printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher; Florence, Pinal County, Arizona. Hereinafter cited as "Adams Family Notes."
  3. [S37] 1850 United States Census, population schedule, Clarke County, Mississippi, Pages 177-178, family 422.; digital image by subscription, The Generations Network (http://www.ancestry.com); from the National Archives microfilm. A printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher.
  4. [S96] Glennie W. Kamper, compiler, Marriage Record Book A, Clark County, Mississippi 1853-1865 (n.p.: Lauderdale County Dept. of Archives & History, Inc.), Page 35.. Hereinafter cited as Clarke Co. Marriage Book.
  5. [S96] Glennie W. Kamper, compiler, Marriage Record Book A, Clark County, Mississippi 1853-1865 (n.p.: Lauderdale County Dept. of Archives & History, Inc.). Hereinafter cited as Clarke Co. Marriage Book.
  6. [S33] 1860 United States Census, population schedule, Quitman, Clarke County, Mississippi, p. 614, family 185, farmer.; digital image by subscription, The Generations Network (http://www.ancestry.com); from the National Archives microfilm. A printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher.
  7. [S34] 1870 United States Census, population schedule, By 1870, John S. Adams had married Mary's sister, Rebecca Jane Adams. It is most likely that Mary had died.; digital image by subscription, The Generations Network (http://www.ancestry.com); from the National Archives microfilm. A printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher.