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Mary Fleming

(C. 1842 – 1906?)
Maria (possible mother); John Young (possible son); Alex Stoddard (possible son)
1870 – US Census records her as a servant at Belmont, age 28, and having been born in Tennessee. Appears to have a 9-year-old son, John Young who is also living at Belmont in 1870 and listed as a Footman.

1880 – A Mary Fleming is listed in the US Census, age 45, widowed, living with her son Alex Stoddard, age 30, and his wife, Sarah age 22 on Warf Street in Nashville. The Stoddards have a 2-year-old son Bennie. An Alex Stoddard, a widower dies on June 6, 1893.

1888 – The Nashville City Directory lists a Mary Fleming as the widow of John and living at 813 Church Street in Nashville.

1900 – US Census listed a Mary Fleming, widowed, age 60 (so born February 1840 and having had two children, one deceased. She was a cook for the Noel family and could not read or write.

1906 – September 17 - The same Mary Fleming as listed in the 1900 census died three miles out Granny White Pike at the age of 75 and was buried in Mount Ararat Cemetery. [Death Certificate V. 3, Record 486]
She is possibly Mary Ann, daughter of Maria, who was a slave given to Adelicia by her father in 1839. If she was a year old or less at this time, the age discrepancy between this and the 1870 Census records is within the margin of era for mistakes in the Census.
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