Mary E. Carrier, b. ca. 1822 in New York, daughter of John M. Carrier and Eunice Smith married Horatio Tifft about 1842. They had at least 4 children. They are together on the 1850 and 1860 censuses. Supposedly, John married again in 1864, and in 1870, he is shown on the census with a different wife, Ann.
When Mary's father John M. Carrier made his Will in 1872, he made a bequest to daughter "Mary E. Carrier, Tifft or Stikes or whatever name she goes by." When his Will was probated in 1875, a notice was published, naming a Mary E. Avery of South Adams, Massachusetts, as one of the heirs.
There is a Mary E. Avery living in Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts, with a husband Horace Avery, in 1880, (she is shown as 50 years old so born about 1830.)
I can find no record of a marriage of Mary Carrier Tifft, a divorce record from Tifft, a marriage record to a Stikes, a marriage to an Avery, or a death record. What happened to Mary?