Mary could read but could not write according to the 1870 census.
1/17/1896 Charleston, IL. This was her address when she applied for a Widow's Pension 4 days after John's death. Later, she moved just north of Mattoon, IL, on 33rd St Rd, probably near her oldest son, Aaron.
Mary was counted twice in the 1900 census:
On 6/15/1900 she lived in N Okaw Twp, Coles Co, IL with daughter Lydia and Jacob Dixon as a 40 year old widow.
On 6/27/1900 she lived at Humboldt, Coles Co, IL with daughter Vina and William Strong as a 51 year old widow, having birthed 8 children, 6 of whom still survived.
In one census son, David, reported his mother was born in IN. Her gravestone says 1850-1924.
The I.M. Mulliken Funeral Home in Humboldt, IL, was in charge of the funeral.