Mary Hall was born in 1810 to William Hall and Mary (Durfee) Hall. She was the 10th child. The Descendants of Thomas Durfee book gives two dates for her birth. One page states 28 May and another states 28 January. Her father belonged to the Society of Friends. She was born in Madison, Madison, New York where her parents and siblings were living in 1810.
In 1850, Mary is living with her husband in Hamilton, Madison, New York. Her husband is a farmer. Her children are Amos age 12, Marion (spelt Maryon) age 11, (Erastus) Elwood age 6 and Mary age 5.
1855 and 1860: Mary is still living with her husband and children in Hamilton, Madison, New York. She has lived in Hamilton for 7 years.
By 1870, Mary is living with her oldest daughter Marion, son-in-law George Miles Bronson, and grandson Fredrick Bronson in Sherburne, Chenango, New York. She is listed as a Retired Housekeeper and has a personal estate valued at $1400.
By 1875 she is living with her youngest daughter Mary, son-in-law Smith E Lotteridge, and granddaughter, Cora in Sherburne, Chenango, New York.
↑ "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MCBM-TYT : 12 April 2016), Mary Lamb in household of Erastus Lamb, Hamilton, Madison, New York, United States; citing family 1041, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
↑ "New York State Census, 1855," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K6SJ-K1R : 13 March 2018), Mary Lamb in household of Erastus Lamb, E.D. 2, Hamilton, Madison, New York, United States; citing p. , line #20, family #366, county clerk offices, New York; FHL microfilm 408,491.
↑ "New York State Census, 1875," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VTZB-Q3C : 11 March 2018), Mary H Lamb in household of Smith E Lotteridge, Sherburne, Chenango, New York, United States; citing p. 3, line 43, State Library, Albany; FHL microfilm 819,852.
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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 DNA with Mary: