Mary was born 3 October 1916 in Lincoln County, North Carolina. She was the daughter of James Lawing and Nora Potts. She was the wife of Noah Macon Ballard. She died 20 Oct 2001 in Catawba County, North Carolina, and was buried at the Olivet Baptist Church Cemetery in Catawba County.
↑ "North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VH5F-1J8 : 8 December 2014), Mary Carolina Lawing, 03 Oct 1916; from "North Carolina, Birth and Death Indexes, 1800-2000," database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2005); citing vol. 3, p. 214, Lincoln, North Carolina, North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh.
↑ Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/80644771/mary-caroline-ballard: accessed 13 May 2019), memorial page for Mary Caroline Lawing Ballard (3 Oct 1916–20 Oct 2001), Find A Grave Memorial no. 80644771, citing Olivet Baptist Church Cemetery, Catawba, Catawba County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Sharon (contributor 46795073).
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Mary by comparing test results with other carriers of her ancestors' 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: