Good heavens thank you for all your information can not tell you how Happy that makes me you sending all of this. Again it is greatly appreciated.
I looked in the 1850 census for Allegany county and the only Mary Kight I found was a Maryann who was 6 living with a Rachel 72 and a Richard and the age is hard either 73 or 23 no other Mary comes close to the age of being born in Maryland 1847. The Minister that married her and James is most probably a family member could even be her Father.
Now there is in the 1870 census page 93b.
Mansfield, John, 30, Maryland
Ellen, 27, Ireland
John W., son, 4, Maryland
Robert F., son, 3, Maryland
Sarah E., daughter, 1, Maryland
This is most likely your gggreat grandmother Sarah Elizabeth Mansfield she would have been born in 1869. Since the son is John W. he is named after his Father John William Mansfield.
Kirby, John, 36, Virginia
Mary F., 34, Maryland
Sarah, 10, Maryland
John B., 7, Maryland
William M., 3, Maryland
Did any of these family members die in Maryland let me know. If you have any years I will see if I can check the archives on line. If you have not already done it. Who did Sarah Elizabeth Marry???
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