Given the estimated birth date of 1840 on this Mary Upshaw's death certificate, it is yet to be determined if this is the Mary Upshaw who is the daughter of Priscilla Laughlin Upshaw. It could be proved if her name is Mary Virginia Menefee Upshaw which is a typical naming pattern in the family lines to this point.
↑ The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), Publication Number: M593, GS Film number: 000545559, Digital Folder Number: 004259290, Image Number: 00149
↑ Citing this Record:
"United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MNCZ-J43 : 12 April 2016), C R Dalton, Arkansas, United States; citing p. 5, family 48, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 545,559
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: