|Mary E. W. KING
Mary E. W. KING 5
There is a conflict between her tombstone and various census records as to her year of birth. While I would normally accept the tombstone, which shows the date of her birth as 5 Sep 1817, as the best evidence in this regard, the consistency of census records, some of which were likely based on information provided directly by Mary, and the order of children per her father's will, gives me pause. Her date of birth per Merrills' website was Sep 1819, which was apparently taken from the 1900 census, in which Mary was enumerated in the household of her daughter, Emma, and her daughter's husband, William Gardner, in Washington Township, Buchannan County, Missouri. Pending additional data, I have chosen to go with the date of 5 Sep 1819.
Noted events in her life were:
1. Census: 1840, Barren County, Kentucky. 8
2. Census: 1850, Andrew County, Missouri. 9
3. Census: 1860, Andrew County, Missouri. 10
4. Census: 1870, Andrew County, Missouri. 4
5. Census: 1880, Andrew County, Missouri. 11
Mary next married Andrew Jackson PETTYJOHN on 27 Aug 1845 in Andrew County, Missouri.2 6 (Andrew Jackson PETTYJOHN was born on 1 Jan 1818 in Tennessee,6 12 died on 8 Jul 1863 in Andrew County, Missouri 6 12 and was buried in Savannah Cemetery, Nodaway Township, Andrew County, Missouri 12.)
1 Edythe Rucker Whitley, Marriages of Sumner County, Tennessee, 1787-1838, Page 106.
2 Photograph of Tombstone of Mary E. Pettyjohn, found by Mary Pettyjohn (email@example.com) at http://www.rootsweb.com/~moacc/savannah/sav3/a319_mary_pettyjohn.jpg.
3 Family Records of Carole Merrills. Carole is a descendant of George W. Farris and Mary E. W. King through their son, Isaac Smith Farris. She maintains the Arnett-Millett Family Tree as part of the Ancestry.com World Tree Project, which contains information on the all the children of Mary and their descendants, including those by her second marriage to Andrew Jackson Pettyjohn. For further information, see http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=lvmerrills&id=I7199. Her e-mail address is Lvmerrills@aol.com.
4 1870 Census, Andrew County, Missouri, Roll M593_755, Page 270 (Ancestry.com Image 37 of 60).
5 Wills, Vol. 3, 1828-1856, Barren County, Kentucky, FHL Film No. 209,741, Will of John King, Page 189.
6 Family Records of Carole Merrills.
7 Family Records of Mary Pettyjohn. Mary's e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
8 1840 Census, Barren County, Kentucky, Roll 103, Page 156 (Ancestry.com Image 13 of 79).
9 1850 Census, Andrew County, Missouri, Roll M432_391, Page 54 (Ancestry.com Image 51 of 60).
10 1860 Census, Andrew County, Missouri, Roll M653_605, Page 16 (Ancestry.com Image 16 of 60).
11 1880 Census, Andrew County, Missouri, Roll T9_671, E. D. 42, Page 11 (Ancestry.com Image 11 of 22).
Tombstone of A. J. Pettyjohn, found by Mary Pettyjohn (email@example.com) at http://rootsweb.com/~moacc/savannah/sav3/a321_aj_pettyjohn.jpg.