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Mary Ann Adair

Female 1837 - 1861  (23 years)

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  • Name Mary Ann Adair 
    Born 13 Jun 1837  , Pickens, Alabama, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 27 Apr 1861  Washington, Washington, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 29 Apr 1861  Washington, Washington, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3513  Petersen-de Lanskoy
    Last Modified 27 May 2021 

    Father Thomas Jefferson Adair,   b. 31 May 1814, , , Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1890, Show Low, Apache, Arizona, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Frances Rogers or Rodgers,   b. 22 Apr 1818, , Franklin, Tennessee, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1847, Mount Pisgah, Union, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years) 
    Married 26 Jan 1836  , Pickens, Alabama, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F877  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 John Cazier,   b. 14 Mar 1821, Elizabethtown, Wood, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1890, Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 21 Jul 1853  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Divorced Yes, date unknown 
    Last Modified 28 May 2021 
    Family ID F1792  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Valentine Carson,   b. 8 Nov 1831, , Pickens, Alabama, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1898, Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 24 Jul 1855  of Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 28 May 2021 
    Family ID F1791  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
      1. Unverified info 1 Mar 2002 from Rootsweb World Connect website from several databases.

      2. Censuses:
      1840 US: Northern District, Itawamba Co., Mississippi, related families from full survey of county census:
      P. 136a: Samuel Adair, males 0-5:2; 5-10:2; 30-40:1; females 0-5:1; 30-40:1. No slaves listed.
      P. 144a: John Mangum, males 15-20:1; 70-80:1; females 10-15:1; 15-20:1; 50-60:1. No slaves listed.
      P. 150a: Joseph Adair, males 30-40:1; females 20-30:1. No slaves listed.
      P. 156a: Thomas Adair, males 20-30: 1; females 0-5: 1; 15-20:1. No slaves listed.
      P. 157a: William Mangum, Jr., males 5-10:1; 20-30:1; females 0-5:1; 5-10:1; 20-30:1. No slaves listed.

      1850 US: Madison Co., Iowa, 7 Oct 1850, family 881:
      Thomas Adiar, 34, farmer, OH. [Misspelled Adair.]
      Mary, wife, 28, IL. [Mary Vancel his second wife.]
      Cyntha, 12, AL. [Dau. of Mary Vancel and Jacob Waggle; birthplace most likely in error.]
      Maryann, 12, AL. [Dau. of first marriage to Frances Rogers.]
      Thomas, 2, IA. [Son of Thomas and Mary Vancel.]
      James, 8, Mississippi. [Son of first marriage to Frances Rogers.]
      John, 7, IL. [Son of Mary Vancel and Jacob Waggle.]
      Hannah, 6, IL. [Dau. of Mary Vancel and Jacob Waggle.]
      Emma, 5, Mississippi. [Dau. of first marriage to Frances Rogers.]
      Jonathan Davis, 22, laborer, Upper Canada.
      Alexander Davis, 20, laborer, Upper Canada.

      1851 Iowa State: Pottawattamie County. FHL film 1022203. The entire state was counted but only Pottawattamie listed everyone by name in the household and their ages; other counties only listed the head of the household and a numerical count without names of the various ages by sex in the household. No date is given when the census was taken but it was certified in Dec. 1851; however, the other counties show a Sep 1851 date which also appears more likely for Pottawattamie as well in light of ages given some children with known birthdays in October. Cynthia, John and Hannah are all children of the first marriage of Mary Vancel to Jacob Waggle. Mary A., James, and Emma are children of Thomas' first marriage with Frances Rogers. Thomas and Aaron are children of Thomas and Mary Vancel. Census return:
      Adair: Thomas 36, Mary 37, Mary A. 14, Cynthia 14, John 11, James 10, Hannah 9, Emma 6, Thomas 2, Aaron L. 0. [Note next door neighbors are the William/Sarah Mangum and John/Mary A. Mangum families. The Samuel Adair {with Samuel's daughter John/Permelia Holden family next door to him} is also listed but half the census away in a different part of the county. No other Adairs, Mangums, nor any Richeys listed in census.]

      1860 US: Washington, Washington, Utah, enumerated 27 Jul 1860, p. 1036, household 1268, family 1102 (Samuel Adair, Thomas Adair, Wesley Adair, James Richey, Geo. W. Adair, James Mangum, John Mangum, Valentine Carson, John Price, William Mangum, Cyrus Mangum, Samuel N. Adair are all listed as neighbors):
      Valentine Carson, 28, farmer, $200 real estate, $275 personal property, AL.
      Mary, 23, AL.
      Sam'l V., 3, UT.
      Wm. W. Freeman, 23, farm laborer, $250 personal property.
      Sarah A., 17, MS.
      John A., 3/12, UT.

      1. From Sherril Clegg, 11 Aug 2003, who indicates she received it from a lady at the Kanab, Utah museum related to Valentine Carson; "Sketch written by Valentine Carson: Valentine Carson was born in Pickens Co., State of Alabama, Nov. 8, 1831.":
      My father Samuel Carson died when I was six years old leaving my mother with a family of three children, my self being the oldest, another son William and a girl Elizabeth. My mother lived a widow about two years and married a man by the name of Pearson. She had one daughter by him, Jane, and he was killed by being thrown form a mule. And my mother was once again left a widow. She remained single for six years and married again to John Price who is still living in Washington Co., Utah. My mother had six children by Price: Rebecca Ann, George Thomas, John Wesley, Hyrum, Jacob Smith, and Elizabeth Price. Making eleven children in all.
      After her marriage to Price he moved to Mississippi there we lived one or two years and moved two miles west of the Tombigbe river and made a new farm remaining till the fall of 1843. While there the Elders two in number, came from Nauvoo preaching the gospel. My mother and stepfather Price together with most of our kindred embraced the gospel with full purpose of heart.
      That same fall the people of the neighborhood became excited and raised in mobs and compelled us to leave our homes and we crossed back to the east side of the river where there was a small branch of the church. Here we remained until the fall of 1845. I was baptized at this branch of the church by Daniel Thomas preforming the ordinance. I was about 14 years of age at this time.
      My parents commenced to move from that country about the first of November 1845. The family consisted of my mother, my stepfather, myself, my sister Elizabeth, my brother William, my two half sister[s] Margaret Pearson and Rebecca Ann Price. We traveled and at times stopped to work on the road. We arrived at Nauvoo the sixth day of March 1846. The saints were then on the move. The first Presidency and others had crossed the river and moving on. With his family, my stepfather would sometime move one family on a day travel and then go back and move the other families and so we journeyed on.
      It being the time of year to put in crops my stepfather consented to stop and put in a crop which he did. It was about 25 miles west of the river where we stopped. On the old mason route. I worked with my stepfather and helped him all that I could and we raised a crop and made some means which enabled us to move on. We started for the valley in the spring of 1851 and landed in Salt Lake City early in 1851. After helping my stepfather fix out for the valley I hired my self out and drove an ox team across the plaines. My wages was three dollars a month and board. I was freighting goods as well as moving Livingstons family.
      After arriving in Salt Lake Valley my Parents moved to Provo which at that time was only a small settlement. After living in Provo for two years my stepfather desired to go back to Salt Lake and go in the lumber business which he did in the Mill Creek canyon. I remained in Provo, rented a farm and raised a crop and at times went to Salt Lake and worked at the saw mill chopping logs for the saw mill. After I chopped timber for President Young in Mill Creek Canyon this was about the time of the building of the Lyon [Lion] House in Salt Lake City.
      I married in the summer of 1856 to Mary Ann Adair. The next spring we were called with the rest of the other people to move to the southern part of Utah on the Virgin River and help develop the resources of that country. We settled in Washington, Utah in 1863. I went back to the Missouri river and drove an Ox team to gather up the saints. I drove four yoak oxen there and back twenty seven hundred miles in a little over seven months, and did not loose [lose] an ox out of the team. And all came back looking better than when they started. I resided in Washington seventeen years working hard building dams and ditches and exposing myself in many ways. I became afflicted with rheumatism and fever and chills. I came out to Kanarra and farmed three years, I had a sever sick spell and lost the use of my right arm. In the spring of 1879 through persuasion of my brother in law I moved to Parowan and undertook to herd the Parowan sheep. But finding the exposure I was subjected to was too much for my health, I quit that and settled in Parowan and have remained. I am living on a homestead of 160 acres of land and finding my health still failing I was prompted to write this sketch of my life and that of my parents. My mother and stepfather are still living in Washington, Utah. I have done work for my father and quite a number of my kindred in the St. George Temple, and if the Lord still spair my life I would do much more work for the dead. My disease is of such a nature that I am liable to pass away at any moment or hour. I wish to have this account published for the benefit of my many friends. I am the father of 14 children which are still living in Iron co. I have 14 Grandchildren. I am in my sixty first year now. I wish to bear my testimony to the truth of the gospel revealed to the inhabitants of the earth. I they will be true and faithful and all that will obey him with true and honesty of heart and live up to the principles of the gospel shall gain their reward. I will now close hoping this sketch will be published in the Deseret News, I remain yours truly Valentine Carson."

      1. Ancestral File and Rootsweb World Connect website at several databases indicates birth 13 Jun 1837 in Pickens Co., Alabama. 1860 census confirms year and state.

      1. Valentine Carson had two wives per Ancestral File: Mary Ann Adair and Hannah Waggle. Valentine and Mary Ann were first cousins – her father was Thomas Jefferson Adair, Jr. and his mother was Eliza Jane Adair. Some databases and even an Ancestral File entry erroneously confuse this Mary Ann Adair with her aunt Mary Ann Adair who was the sister of Thomas and Eliza and married to John Mangum III. Date of marriage given in these same databases is 24 Jul 1855 with no place mentioned. For the second wife, Hannah Waggle, Ancestral File gives birth 10 Dec 1842 at Jonesboro, Union, Illinois to Jacob John Waggle and Mary Vance (Vancel). She dies 1 Apr 1929 and is buried 3 Apr 1929 both at Parowan, Iron, Utah. She married Valentine in 1862 at Nephi, Juab, Utah (which is the year following the death of Mary Ann). She appears to have previously been married to William Lewis Penrod 28 Apr 1857 at the Endowment House. Hannah is somewhat related to Mary Ann; Mary Ann's father was Thomas Jefferson Adair, Jr. who had two wives: Francis Rogers and Mary Vance. Mary Ann's mother is Francis and Hannah's mother is Mary Vance but her father is Jacob Waggle to whom Mary Vance was married before Thomas Adair. Jacob died at Mt. Pisgah, Iowa in 1845. Utah State Historical Society's online Burials Database shows: Hannah Carson, birth unknown, death 1 Apr 1929 due to cerebral hemorrhage, bur. Parowan cemetery plot 04-15-02 with parents noted as Jacob Waggle and Mary Vancil.

      1. I asked Harold Cahoon, local historian of Washington, Washington, Utah to see if Mary Ann Adair Carson is buried in either Washington, St. George, or any of the surrounding cemeteries. His email of 17 Apr 2003 indicates after checking he could not find any Carsons accept Hannah Marie Carson in Washington born and died 14 May 1864. In St. George there was only Lucy Hammilton Carson b. Nov 1828, d. Sept 1870. I do not think that this necessarily disproves that whether or not Mary Ann is buried there - just that the records of the time in that regard are incomplete or were not recorded.

      2. Email from Harold Cahoon, Washington City researcher, 6 Jul 2003: Burials listed in the Washington City Cemetery (this can be found on site and includes all of the cemeteries in Washington County)
      My note "nothing" means they were not listed on the lofthouse list nor the list that the Wash. Cemetery has. "No head stone" means they were listed on the lofthouse list and are listed in the City's record as not having a head stone. I do not know if the city has any better records in their office.
      Ann Chestnut Adair, no head stone.
      Mary Ann Adair Carson, nothing.
      Olive Parintha Adair, no head stone.
      Rufus Columbus Burlison Adair, no head stone.
      Samuel P. Adair, nothing.
      Ellen Bardsley Mangum, nothing.
      Eliza Jane Clark Mangum, no headstone, b. 11 Aug 1827, d. 21 Feb 1859, spouse James Michel Mangum, fa. Samuel Clark, mo. Adair.
      Eliza Jane Adair Price buried in row 36; I would assume there is a marker for this grave.

      3. In an effort to locate and place tombstones in Washington, Utah, I sent the following 6 Jul 2003 email to Barry Blake, city cemetery official [phone is 435-634-9850 ext. 321]:
      "My friend and fellow researcher Harold Cahoon gave me your name as the contact for the Washington Cemetery. He spoke to you about locating an early pioneer gravesite for Ann Chestnut Adair, wife to George Washington Adair, and daughter-in-law to Samuel Jefferson Adair whose new statue was just dedicated as the founder of Washington. At age 9, her parents had been murdered somewhere on the Mormon Trail to Utah and she and two younger siblings were tied to a cow and left to wander helplessly. Samuel found her and adopted her. She eventually marries Samuel's son George.
      Harold indicates that you do indeed have a record that she is buried in your older cemetery but that the location has been forgotten over the years. Several people would like to contribute to a memorial stone for her. Ann died at age 19 on 27 Mar 1863. Are there any experts with expertise in regards to those early plots that could pinpoint it more accurately. I have found death records of Ann's closest relations who died around the same time and are supposedly buried in the same cemetery which may help to pinpoint her or at least get as close as we can with what available plot maps you have. They are:
      Mary Ann Adair Carson, d. 27 Apr 1861, bur. 29 Apr 1861. (Wife of the Valentine Carson who adopts Ann's baby upon her death and cousin to Ann's husband George.)
      Olive Parintha Adair, d. at birth 28 Nov 1864, oldest child of George and his second wife Emily Tyler who he married after Ann's death.
      Rufus Columbus Burlison Adair, bur. Aug 1858, George's younger unmarried brother.
      Samuel P. Adair, d. 30 Jan 1871, another young child of George and Emily Tyler Adair.
      Ellen Bardsley Mangum, d. 22 Jan 1864, wife of John Mangum who was a cousin of Samuel J. Adair.
      Eliza Jane Clark Mangum, d. 21 Feb 1859, wife of James Mitchel Mangum who was brother to John Mangum and also a cousing to Samuel J. Adair.
      Eliza Jane Adair Price, d. 16 Aug 1892, bur. 18 Aug 1892, mother of Valentine Carson noted above, sister of Samuel J. Adair, later wife of John Buren Price.
      As you research the plots for the above and their proximity to each other and potentially Ann's, could you advise me as to which one are definitely platted with stones, platted without stones, or just plain unplatted.
      What arrangements are needed by us with your department?"
      15 April 2005 follow-up note by Kerry Petersen: I have received no reply to the above. I have now personally visited the city cemetery and the city records office; they cannot verify her gravesite. The city clerk mentioned that they do not excavate graves in the old part of the cemetery because they know there are so many unmarked gravesites. Of the people listed above, I could only find a stone for John and Eliza Jane Adair Price. No further action possible.

      1. I have photos of Valentine Carson and his wife Hannah Waggle together and also a separate photo of Mary Ann Adair.