"In the Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, however, I found an 1865 marriage for a Mary EVANS and a William RAMEY in Piatt county, which is not immediately adjacent to, but not far from, Christian county. The date fits Mary’s age and Townley’s birth well. It’s not conclusive, but it is a possibility.
I could not trace Mary (EVANS) KINSEY any farther forward. I have seen some assertions that she next married an Ephraim STANDIFORD, but have found no evidence to prove the two Marys to be the same person."
1860 U.S. census, Christian, Illinois, population schedule, Mount Auburn, p. 244, dwelling 1862, family 1755, Household of David P. Evans; digital images, Ancestry (www.ancestry.com : accessed 14 Jul 2013); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm M653, roll M653_161.
Illinois State Archives and the Illinois State Genealogical Society, "Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900," database, Cyber Drive Illinois (http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com : accessed 13 Jul 2014), entry for the 1865 marriage of William Ramey and Mary Evans; citing original county clerks' marriage records.
"Nebraska, Marriages, 1855-1995," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X583-12B : accessed 13 Jul 2014), Joshua Kinsey and Mary Ann Evans, 25 Sep 1870; citing Richardson, Nebraska, reference cn448; FHL microfilm 1705172.
1880 U.S. census, Richardson, Nebraska, population schedule, Falls City, enumeration district (ED) 314, p. 12 (handritten) and 430 (stamped), dwelling 117, family 119, Family of Joshua Kinsey residing in the George W. Battreall household; digital images, Ancestry (www.ancestry.com : accessed 13 Jul 2014); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T9, roll 754.
1885 Nebraska state census, Richardson, Nebraska, population schedule, Falls City, p. 22, dwelling 219, family 226, line 43-48, Household of Joshua Kinsey; digital images, Ancestry, Ancestry (www.ancestry.com : accessed 13 Jul 2014); citing NARA Microfilm Publication M352.
1900 U.S. census, Pawnee, Nebraska, population schedule, Table Rock Precinct, enumeration district (ED) 135, sheet 2A, p. 247 (stamped), dwelling 33, family 33, household of Ephran Standiford; digital images, Ancestry (www.ancestry.com : accessed 28 Mar 2015); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T623, roll 935.
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Mary by comparing test results with other carriers of her mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known mtDNA test-takers in her direct maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share some percentage (beta) of DNA with Mary: