|Death: ||Jan. 19, 1869|
West Virginia, USA
Mary A Rollins. Shared marker says wife of JE Rollins whose name is engraved on the other side and states he was born June 1 1817 and died Nov 27 1887. The death date and calculated birth year on this marker for Mary A Rollins corresponds to Mary Richards who was married to Edward J Rollins
who was born June 1 1817 but died in 1895 not 1897, according to military records. His military issue marker is right next to this one as seen in the photos. On the memorial entered for J.E.Rollins click on the top photo for a clear frontal view of EJ Rollins military marker.
Unable to find records for any JE Rollins with the birth and death date on this shared marker. It is therefore probable that this JE Rollins was meant to be EJ Rollins. Edward died some 24 years after Mary; Mary was his first wife but he married 3 more times -- each time he was a widower. It's possible that whoever commissioned her marker did not know much about Edward but knew it was a joint plot.
Mary went by "Polly" which is a nickname for Mary, like Molly. Some records formalized Polly for her to "Pauline". There are family legends that Polly was Native American, but no evidence to support that have been found. Her race is entered as white in all records. There is a consent to marriage for her to Edward signed by her father William Richards.
There seem to be several markers in this cemetery that have birth/death dates that are incorrect, names misspelled or initials wrong at least with the Rollins. Unsure if this was due to family misinformation or a mistake by whoever the monument company was at the time.
Edward J Rollins (1817 - 1895)
Lucinda Rollins Seedars (1842 - 1934)*
William Preston Rollins (1852 - 1933)*
Barton Rollins (1856 - 1951)*
John Wesley Rollins (1859 - 1926)*
Victory Ridge Cemetery
West Virginia, USA
Created by: Robin Henry
Record added: Mar 23, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 126805738
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