52:2 Mary Hunter

Mary Hunter was born on 31 Dec 1835 in Langdale End, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.[1],[2] note: While her grave marker indicates Mary’s birth was 31 Dec 1836, it is likely that her actual birth date was 31 Dec 1835. The baptismal record from Wykeham Parish gives her baptismal date as 12 Jan 1836, therefore her birth would have been prior to that date, so it could not have been Dec of 1836.

She was baptized on 12 Jan 1836 at the parish church of Wykeham in Wykeham, Yorkshire (North Riding), England.[3] image transcription: 12 January 1836, Mary, daugh of John and Elizabeth Hunter, (abode) Langdale End, (occupation) Mason, Thos. Irvin, Offic. Min.

She lived at Harwood Dale Mill in Harwood Dale, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in the 1841 census.[4] image transcription: Harwood-dale Mill : John Hunter, m, 25, Stone Mason, Yks; Elizabeth, f, 25, Yks; Mary, f, 5, Yks; John, m, 3, Yks; Francis Hunter, m, 1 month, Yks.

Mary was not enumerated in the house of her father for the 1851 Census and has not yet been located in that census.

She emigrated from Yorkshire, England (departing from Liverpool) aboard the ship “Orleans” in Jul 1853.[5] She arrived on 24 Aug 1853 in New York City.[6],[7] image transcription:  ship “Orleans” arrived 24 August 1853 at New York City, lines 21-26: John Hunker [Hunter], 35; Mrs ” [Hunter], 35; Mary ” [Hunter], 18; Wm ” [Hunter], 12; Frank [Hunter], 10; Joseph [Hunter], 8.

Mary Hunter and George Adamson obtained a marriage license on 15 Sep 1855 in Circleville, Pickaway, Ohio, United States.[14] They were married on 22 Sep 1855 in Pickaway, Ohio, United States.[15]

George and Mary moved from Ohio to Indiana in 1857. George and Mary’s oldest daughter, Anna Elizabeth, was born in Ohio in 1856; second daughter, Sarah Jane, was born in Indiana in early 1858.

She lived in Washington Township, Greene, Indiana, United States in the 1860 census.[8] image transcription: George Adams [Adamson], 33, born England; Mary, 25, born England; Anne E., 4, born Ohio; Sarah J., 2, born Indiana; George, 1/12 (1 month), born Indiana; Joseph Hunter, 12, born England; Elisabeth Adamson, 67, born England.  comment: Joseph Hunter is the younger brother of Mary. Elisabeth is the mother of George.

Mary died on 15 May 1870 at the age of 34 in Marco, Greene, Indiana, United States.[9],[10] She was buried after 15 May 1870 at Marco Cemetery in Marco, Greene, Indiana, United States.[11],[12] She does have a memorial on the Find a Grave website. The memorial ID is 16969661.[13]



[1]. Marco Cemetery (Greene County, Indiana; 1/3rd mile E of Marco on Co. Rd. 610 S), Mary Adamson marker; personally read and photographed by Trina Adamson, 28 June 2012.

[2]. Wykeham Parish (Yorkshire, England), Parish Register Transcripts [Bishop’s Transcripts], unnumbered loose papers arranged chronologically in dated files, Mary Hunter baptism, 12 January 1836; accessed as “Yorkshire, Bishop’s Transcripts of Baptisms,” database with images, FindMyPast (http://www.findmypast.com : accessed 21 Nov 2015); original files held at York Diocesan Archive, Borthwick Institute for Archives, York, England

[3]. Ibid.

[4]. “1841 England, Wales & Scotland Census,” database with images, FindMyPast (http://www.findmypast.com : viewed 06 November 2015), entry for John Hunter [household], Harwood Dale, Yorkshire; citing [The National Archives of the UK] HO107/1265/4, folio 3, pg. 1 (stamped), lines 19-23.

[5]. “New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1891,” images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 27 November 2015), entry for Mary Hunker [Hunter], age 18, arrived New York, New York, 24 August 1853 aboard the SS Orleans.

[6]. Ibid.

[7]. Marco Cemetery (Greene Co., Ind.), Mary Adamson marker.

[8]. 1860 U.S. census, Greene County, Indiana, population schedule, Washington Township, p. 57 (penned), dwelling 400, family 413, George Adams [household]; image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 02 Feb 2015); citing NARA microfilm publication M653, roll 262.

[9]. The Bloomfield (Indiana) Weekly Tribune, “Mary Adamson,” death notice, 21 May 1870, p. 3, col. 1.

[10]. Marco Cemetery (Greene Co., Ind.), Mary Adamson marker.

[11]. Find A Grave, database with images (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 26 November 2015), memorial #16969661, Mary (Hunter) Adamson (1835-1870), Marco Cemetery, Marco, Greene County, Indiana; gravestone photo by Susan (Haldeman) Fowler.

[12]. Marco Cemetery (Greene Co., Ind.), Mary Adamson marker.

[13]. Find A Grave, memorial #16969661, Mary (Hunter) Adamson (1835-1870), Marco Cemetery, Marco, Greene County, Indiana.

[14]. Pickaway County, Ohio, Marriage Records, vol. 5:13, George Adamson-Mary Hunter, 22 September 1855; image, “Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013,” FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 02 February 2015); citing “Pickaway County; FHL microfilm 288,394.”

[15]. Ibid.


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