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Penelope (Fordham) & William Perrien Scarborough's daughter Mary Kersey
Posted by: Regine Kersey (ID *****3823) Date: September 26, 2008 at 09:43:59
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I am trying to confirm that William Perrien Scarborough's (WPS)daughter Mary is the same Mary that wed my William John Kersey (WJK) of Emanuel Cnty, GA. I have no wedding date.

This Mary's mother was Penelope Fordham. William & Penelope were married in 1835, Laurens County.

Here is what I have:
1850 Laruens, GA census shows a 15yr Mary as daughter of Perrien.
1860 Laurens, GA there is Perrien (Pawen) but no Mary.
(this is good because my Mary is with my William in 1860)
1870 Laurens, GA there are SF Scarborough, Jas P Scarborough, and suddenly a 24 yr old Mary A.

This is ok because I hear WPS died in 1867. SF and Jas P are listed as his children on the previous 1860 census.
SF and Jas P age's match that of the Samuel F and James P on the previous 1860 census. There is no Mary on the 1860 census - there is a Nancy A. But is what is listed as Mary A in 1870 really Nancy A from 1860?

Sounds like I am off track but I need to eliminate that 24 yr old Mary A in 1870.

"My" Mary who wed WJK is with WJK in 1860 in Appling, GA. She is there in 1870 in Charlton, GA. WJK dies sometime between 1870-1880 and Mary is on the 1880 Clay, FL census with her children. However, she is listed as "Polly" (a common nickname for Mary) and her age is off, but it's the same children and I've really crossed my t's and dotted my eyes on that part.

I've read the other threads on William Perrien Scarborough but nothing touches his daughter Mary, or all of his children.

In summary, can anyone who has done extensive research on him confirm that his daughter Mary is my Mary wed to William John Kersey. If so, might you have wedding date/place?

If you reply, please mention which forum you found this in.

All the best,

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