My grandmother's information about Mary Jane (Jackson?) Pardue may be correct. My father matches other Key family DNA testers and I match with a Pardue DNA tester. With a birth of 1816 she would have married Daniel at 40 and having my Nancy Margaret McElmoyle at 41. The census information below proves it. It also proves that Daniel was married previously and had 2 daughters when he married Mary J. Pardue.
As to her parentage? The family lore is that her parents were Joseph M.. and Nancy Key Pardue. I have found nothing to prove or disprove this.
Name Mary Pardue
Event Type Census
Event Year 1850
Event Place Chester county, Chester, South Carolina, United States
Mary Jane was born in Chester District according to two census records.
We know from the 1870 census that a Nancy Pardue, 12 years Mary J.'s senior is living with Mary J, and family.
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↑ "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M8QX-ZTK : accessed 17 March 2016), Mary Pardue in household of Nancy Pardue, Chester county, Chester, South Carolina, United States; citing family 1083, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
↑ "United States Census, 1860," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 05 Jun 2014), Mary J Mc Elmoil in household of Danl Mc Elmoil, [Blank], York, South Carolina, United States; citing "1860 U.S. Federal Census - Population," Fold3.com; p. 146, household ID 1184, NARA microfilm publication M653; FHL microfilm 805228.
↑ "United States Census, 1870," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 05 Jun 2014), Jane Mcelmoil, South Carolina, United States; citing p. 19, family 133, NARA microfilm publication M593, FHL microfilm 000553011.
Personal papers and notes of Frances T. Gaulden, Family Biographical Information. Personal copy in the files of M. Gaulden
York County, South Carolina Marriages, 1823-1865, On the 30th ultimo, by A. S. Wallace, Esq., Mr. Daniel McElmoyle, and Miss Mary Pardue, all of this District. Marriage Notices from the Yorkville Miscellany Newspaper, York County, South Carolina.
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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: