As with her husband, exact dates of birth and death are not known. According to census records Mary was born about 1810 in South Carolina and died after the 1880 census of Franklin County, Georgia. On the 1880 census the parents of Mary A. are shown to have been born in Georgia. The area in which she lived at the time of the 1880 census is now in Stephens County, Georgia.
William and Mary were the parents of ten known children.
The death certificate of daughter Mickey Ann lists the maiden name of Mary A. as Dove.