|Undated photograph of Mary Bowman Ashby Adsit|
She married Charles Chapin Adsit in 1890. (See a wedding announcement here.) He died in 1931.
|Detail from death certificate of Mary E. Adsit|
However, in reviewing census records for her family, I think she was 93 when she died.
|Detail from 1920 U.S. Federal Census, Chicago, Cook, Illinois|
|Detail from 1910 U.S. Federal Census, Chicago, Cook, Illinois|
I have been unable to find the Adsit family in the 1900 U.S. Federal Census. (See my August 30, 2011 post for why.)
|Detail from 1880 U.S. Federal Census, Glasgow Junction, Barren, Kentucky|
|Detail from 1870 U.S. Federal Census, Glasgow, Barren, Kentucky|
Therefore, I believe that the Ashby children were born as follows:
Thomas Jefferson: 1859/1860
Mary Bowman: 9 Apr 1863
Daniel M., Jr.: 1865/66
Turner: early 1868
This is only one example of female ancestors of mine not reporting their ages accurately for the census taker.
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