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Mary Ann Jones

Mary Ann Jones

Female 1828 - 1917

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  • Born  12 Jan 1828  Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender  Female 
    Died  24 Oct 1917  Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Buried  28 Oct 1917  Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID  I2  Nashville
    Last Modified  12 Dec 2007 

    Father  Edmond Jones 
    Family ID  F4  Group Sheet

    Family  Nelson Grover Merry,   b. 10 Jul 1824, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1884, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Wesley Merry,   b. abt. 1849, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Emma Merry,   b. Oct 1851, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Elizabeth "Lizzie" J. Merry,   b. abt. 1856, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Nancy "Nannie" Merry,   b. abt. 1857, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Before 1872
     5. Adella Merry,   b. abt. 1859, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1917, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. James "Jimmy" Merry,   b. abt. 1865, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  12 Sep 2007 
    Family ID  F1  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Mary Ann Jones Merry
    Mary Ann Jones Merry
    Published in Gibson, J. W., and W. H. Crogman. Progress of a Race; Or, The Remarkable Advancement of the American Negro; from the Bondage of Slavery, Ignorance, and Poverty, to the Freedom of Citizenship, Intelligence, Affluence, Honor, and Trust. Miami, Fla: Mnemosyne Pub. Inc, 1969.

    Picture accessed via the NYPL Digital Gallery.

    Documents

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    1850 TN Census: Nelson Merry
    1850 TN Census: Nelson Merry
    Enumeration Date: 18 Sep 1850
    Page: 78
    Location: Nashville, Davidson County, TN

    Dwelling #542
    1. Mat?, George - M, B, age 31, born in KY
    2. Lula Morgan? - F, B, age 53, born in MD
    3. Nelson Merritt - M, B, age 25, born in TN
    4. Mary Merritt - F, B, age 23, born in TN
    5. Sidney Merritt - F, B, age 80, born in NC
    6. John W Merritt - M, B, age 1, born in TN

    Note: family incorrectly enumerated as Merritt.

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    1860 TN Census: Nelson & Mary Merry
    1860 TN Census: Nelson & Mary Merry
    Enumeration Date: 29 Sep 1860
    Page: 156
    Location: Nashville Ward 4, Davidson County, Tennessee

    1. Nelson G. - age 40
    2. Mary - age 30
    3. John Wesley - age 11
    4. Ann Maria - age 8
    5. Elizabeth - age 4
    6. Nancy - age 3
    7. Adella - age 9 months

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    1870 TN Census: Nelson & Mary Merry
    1870 TN Census: Nelson & Mary Merry
    Enumeration Date: 22 Jun 1870
    Page No: 9
    Location: Nashville Ward 4, Davidson County, Tennessee

    Dwelling #40
    1. Nelson Merry - M, B, married, Minister, $3000 real estate, $200 personal estate, born in KY
    2. Mary Ann - F, B, age 40, born in TN
    3. Lizzie - F, B, age 15, attending school
    4. Nancy - F, B, age 14
    5. Idella - F, B, age 10
    6. James - M, B, age 5
    7. Sidney - F, B, age 80, born in VA

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    1880 TN Census: Nelson & Mary Merry
    1880 TN Census: Nelson & Mary Merry
    Enumeration Date: 3 Jun 1880
    Page: 6
    Location: District 42, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee

    Dwelling #59 North Spruce Street
    1. Nelson Merry - age 54, Minister
    2. Mary - age 51, Wife
    3. Adella - age 20, daughter
    4. James - age 13?, son

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    1910 TN Census: Edward Mitchell & Adella Mitchell
    1910 TN Census: Edward Mitchell & Adella Mitchell
    Enumeration Date: 7 Apr 1910
    Enumeration District: 279
    Sheet: 15B
    Location: Nashville Ward 7, Davidson County, Tennessee

    8th Avenue North
    1. Edward Mitchell
    2. Mitchell, Adella M.
    3. Merry, Mary - mother-in-law, age 81
    4. Dunlap, Emma - sister-in-law

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    Death Certificate: Mary Ann Jones Merry
    Death Certificate: Mary Ann Jones Merry
    Age: 89
    Informant: Mrs. Petway
    Burial: Mt. Ararat

    Headstones
    Mary A. Jones Merry is buried in Mt. Ararat Cemetery.
    Mary A. Jones Merry is buried in Mt. Ararat Cemetery.

    Histories
    Seventy-Seven Years Old (Nashville Globe article)
    Seventy-Seven Years Old (Nashville Globe article)

  • Notes  Born:
    • Age according to article re her 77th birthday would put her as being born in 1830. However, 1850 census has her as 23, making her born around 1827.

    Buried:
    • Undertaker: Taylor & Co.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] Nashville Globe Newspaper.
      18 Jan 1907 article "Seventy-Seven Years Old", pg. 8

    2. [S12] Death Certificate.

    3. [S3] Tennesse Death Index, http://www.state.tn.us/tsla/history/vital/tndeath...
      Volume 11, pg. 114

    4. [S16] Chicago Defender Newspaper.
      Mention of death in 10 Nov 1917 newspaper.