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Jean Shisler: My search for the three Marys

A Genealogy Room quest in the Adair County Public Library in Columbia, KY.
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By Jean Shisler

In the photo accompanying this article, at left, of three women, the center Mary is the elusive Mary Ann Bryant Paul born in your fair town, Columbia, KY., 27 Oct 1827. I found a great photo of her marriage license to John Frank Paul, 2 Nov 1844 in your public library that shows her father's mark. His name was William Bryant. My cousin, via the Internet, shows her as dead in 1861. John Frank Paul married Martha Jane McDaniel in Russell Co., KY. He is buried by himself -- John Frank Paul in Vanzant Cemetery, Vanzant, MO.


Yet, at your library I found a letter in the Bryant files in the Genealogy Room indicating that she had remarried a Stockdale and moved to Amarillo, TX.

The Mary to the left in that photo is Mary Ann Bryant Paul's daughter, Mary Margaret Paul Craft. She married Hirum D. Craft 3-11-1866, in KS. The photo at right shows her husband Hiram D. Craft. He is standing beside the tombstone he made for her. He wrote the poem inscribed. She is buried at the Ripley Oak Park Cemetery in Ripley, OK beside Hirum Craft.

The young Lady in the photo at left of the three Marys is my grandma, Mary Myrtle Russell Dillman (for I'm a Dillman by birth) she was born 3-18-1897 and died April 30, 1990. She is buried in Ponca City, OK.

So as you can see, I need all the help I can get to find Mary Ann Bryant Paul unless she really did die in 1861 and she's with several of the unknown Pauls in the McBeath Cemetery in Russell County, KY, or under the Dam.

(Jean Shisler traveled from Colorado with her husband Bill in search of ancestors. She dropped by the Adair County 911 Center to ask for advice on who the historians are in the area, and for permission to stay in their motor home in the parking lot in front of Columbia City Hall and across from the Justice Center which was granted by Chief Jason Cross. She said she'd had good luck at the Adair Public Library Genealogy Room and talked with several others in what she called "our nice town and helpful people." I told her if anyone can give her more information they can be found through the readers of columbiamagazine.com who know everything!) -- LW


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The three Marys and Hiram



2016-07-15 - Photo From research by Jean Shisler.
In the photo at left, three women, in the center is the elusive Mary Ann Bryant Paul born in your fair town, Columbia, KY, 27 Oct 1827. The Mary to the left is Mary Ann Bryant Paul's daughter, Mary Margaret Paul Craft. The young Lady at right in the photo of the three Marys is my grandma, Mary Myrtle Russell Dillman (I'm a Dillman by birth). The photo at right shows her husband Hiram D. Craft. He is standing beside the tombstone he made for her. He wrote the poem inscribed. She is buried at the Ripley Oak Park Cemetery in Ripley, OK beside Hirum Craft. Clicking 'read more' below connects to the whole story.

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