24 February 2009

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Bright Adamson, Mother

Mary Elizabeth Bright
Wife of S. T. Adamson
Oct 7, 1851
May 30, 1931
Mother

Mrs. Adamson rests in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Mary Elizabeth Bright married Samuel Taylor Adamson 18 December 1872 in Bibb County, Georgia. They had four children: Edward Alexander (1874-1944), Franklin Green (1875-1922), Ogean Tolitha (1879-1958), and Luther Ennis (1880-1881). All are buried in the same plot in Rose Hill.

In June 1880, the census taker visited Mary and her husband in Clayton County, Georgia. Three of her children were listed. Mary was less than two weeks away from giving birth to her fourth child, Luther Ennis.

The 1897 Macon, GA City Directory has Mary and her husband residing at 1998 3d Street.

In 1900, Mary and her husband are in Bibb County, Georgia with two of their children.

In 1910, Mary and her husband are in Macon, GA. Two of their children are still listed with them.

In 1920, Mary and her husband are still in Macon. This time, only one child, Ogean, is listed with them. An addition (or maybe just a visitor) to the household is Mary's brother, Green L. Bright. Green was a retired merchant.

Mary's husband Samuel died in 1925. Therefore, Mary had to file the proper paperwork to have his Civil War pension delivered to her. (Samuel was a member of Company E, 30th GA Volunteer Infantry.) The required proof of marriage Mary supplied was sufficient, and her application was approved.

One of the questions Mary had to answer on her Confederate Widows' Pension Application pertained to how long she had been a resident of the state of Georgia. Interestingly, her answer was "since age 4 or 5." Even though all the census records state Mary was born in Georgia, this may not be the case.

In 1930, a widowed Mary is a head of household in Macon. Still with her is daughter Ogean. Mary died 30 May 1931 in Bibb County, Georgia.

Sources:
- Rose Hill Cemetery (Macon, Bibb County, Georgia), Granite Ledger Marker Transcription by Stephanie Lincecum, Acquired February 2009
- bobabddiane1, Starr Family Tree, The Generations Network, 2009
- 1920 U.S. census, Bibb, Georgia, Enumeration District #28, Page 3A
- 1880 U.S. census, Clayton, Georgia, Enumeration District #34, Page 4
- 1900 U.S. census, Bibb, Georgia, Enumeration District #10, Page 8B, Dwelling 162, Family 179, Accessed February 2009; digital image, Ancestry (http://www.Ancestry.com)
- "Maloney's Macon Miscellaneous Directory 1897," database, The Generations Network
- Rose Hill Cemetery (Macon, Bibb County, Georgia), Marble Ledger Marker Transcription by Stephanie Lincecum, Acquired February 2009
- 1910 U.S. census, Bibb, Georgia, Ward 2, Macon
- 1930 U.S. census, Bibb, Georgia, Ward 2, Macon, Page 20B, Accessed February 2009
- "Georgia, Confederate Pension Applications, 1879-1960," database
- "Georgia Deaths, 1919-98," database, The Generations Network, Ancestry (http://www.Ancestry.com)

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