Mary Shook b.est. 1797 N.C. living1880 Oklahoma could she have been born Mary Baker 1797 N.C married a man named Shook

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in Genealogy Help by Donnie Blackstone G2G6 Pilot (288k points)
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"United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch( : 24 December 2015), Mary A Shook in household of Alferd Wilson, Hamburg, Jackson, North Carolina, United States; citing enumeration district ED 111, sheet 314A, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0969; FHL microfilm 1,254,969.

Baker-22500 is the one I have for here , Thanks

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Well, there are  a number of trees on Ancestry which show Mary as having Baker as a maiden name, but I can't find any of the attached sources which show the Baker name  as her maiden name, on the contrary they show Shook or a varient spelling as her maiden name. (this includes death certificates and her marriage record to Alfred.  Now on the 1880 census (which Magnus linked to) she's shown as Alfred Wilson's mother in law, which would normally mean Shook was her married name and not her maiden.  But, of course she could have taken back her maiden name and Baker could have been her name from her first marriage but she pretended to Alfred not to have been married before.  So I guess the answer is she could have had a maiden name of Baker, but there's no smoking gun proof at the moment.
by Living Dardinger G2G6 Pilot (449k points)
edited by Living Dardinger
Thanks I'm going to go with Baker I guess, Keep me informed of any further information that may help if you find anything, I wounder if some of them moved to Oklahoma around this time does that mean they maybe half Indian or why would they move from North Carolina to out west ?? I'm very interested in Shook/Wilson /Baker and any related family's. or if you know of any sites that may help Please let me know. THANKS

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