Mary Mack was born July 15, 1832.
William M. Adams testified in 1839 that “Mr. Mack has five children, the names and ages of which according to a family Record kept in his family Bible, of which the following is an exact copy are as follows:
"She married firstly to Charles Stocker who was killed during the Civil War. By him she had one son and four daughters. Mary married secondly to Isaac Justin Terrill, born in 1815" (McMakin, 9), in Louisiana (or possibly Mississippi), and who was of French and Creek ancestry.
Mother of Emmaline Stocker, and grandmother of Anthony Philip Londroche. (Barbara Day)
"By [Isaac Terrill] Mary had one son and two daughters. Isaac died in 1878." (McMakin, 9) "Married Isaac Terrill abt. 1872. Lived with daughter Emmaline Londroche in St. Paul in 1910, 2nd ward." (B. Day)
The 1850 census shows that at age 18 she was living in Rockton with her sister Louisa in a dormitory with eleven other young women while attending the Rockton Female Seminary. “Concern over the education of his children forms one of the dominant themes of [Mack’s] letters. Two of his daughters eventually attended the Female Seminary once it was established in Rockford. Carr wrote that while at school Mack’s daughter Louisa ‘had an untamed nature, and often would just walk home whenever the notion took her fancy’.” (Bishop & Campbell, 35b)
In 1909 she was living at 208 Bates Avenue in St. Paul, Minnesota. (City Dir.)
In 1915 she was living at 234 Commercial St., St. Paul, Minnesota. (City Dir.)
In later life, "Mary had lived at a church rectory I am told as housemaid for the priest. I am told she would tell young visitors that she was a daughter of an Indian princess. No one really believed her." (B. Day)
Mary died at St. Paul, Minnesota on 13 Oct 1915. She is buried at Calvary Cemetery, Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, USA. (Find a Grave)
Have you taken a DNA test? If so, login to add it. If not, see our friends at Ancestry DNA.