Does anybody know anything about this Mary Mabe (c1838). There is a marriage record for Mary and James 31 Aug 1865. In 1860 and 1870 James (c1838)is in the home of his parents.
1880 finds James with a new wife, her Willis daughter and grandchildren, and two Lawson girls. Who is the mother of the Lawson girls? What happened to Mary Mabe?
18 Jun 1880, District 2, Hawkins
James Lawson 45, Cecelia 59, Nancy Willis 38 step, James Willis 12 step, John Willis 6 step, Robert Willis 3 step, Matilda Lawson 16 dau, Mary Lawson 12 dau. I think Nancy Willis is a step daughter to James and the three boys are HER children, which would be step-grandchildren to James.