|Birth: ||Jan. 5, 1848|
|Death: ||Sep. 12, 1932|
Buried by her daughter, Kate Coffman Mayhew Glover Newman.
Widow of George Washington Mayhew, Jr., who was a member of the Grenada County Board of Supervisors.
She was the daughter of Anderson Kendrick and Anne Elizabeth (Hunter) Kendrick; granddaughter of John C. Kendrick, Mary Polly (Williams) Kendrick, and Nancy Hunter.
Her death certificate lists her father as John C. Kendricks(sic). Likely the informant (her daughter) was asked who her grandfather was and she responded with the name of her mother's grandfather rather than her own. The person filling out the certificate was the attending physician. Sometimes they are filled out by a nurse or other attendant.
Mary Kendrick's parents several plantations in Marengo County, Alabama and Lowndes County, Mississippi. The 1860 census lists 84 slaves. Mary was educated at a private girls school in Mobile. She married George W. Mayhew in 1866 at Grenada, then in Yalobusha County, Mississippi, now Grenada County. They were living in Grenada Co. in 1870 and 1880, where he died in 1884. She later moved to Memphis to live with her daughter Kate Coffman Mayhew Glover Newman. Her baby sister, Miss Lula Kendrick, age 17, died at the Mayhew house during the yellow fever epidemic in 1878.
Memphis Commercial Appeal, 1932:
MRS. MARY E. MAYHEW.
MEMBER OF PIONEER MISSISSIPPI FAM-
ILY, SUCCUMBS HERE.
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Kendrick, a resident of Memphis for the last 25 years, and a member of one of the pioneer families of Mississippi, died at the home of her daughters, Mrs. C.L. Glover, 256 Pine, yesterday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock, Mrs. Mayhew was 84 years of age.
Mrs. Mayhew, who before her marriage was Miss Mary Elizabeth Kendrick, was born in Lowndes Co., Miss., Jan. 5, 1848. Her family was among the first settlers in that section of the state. She spent most of her life in Grenada where she was married to George W. Mayhew, a prominent planter, who died 40 years ago (sic). She received her education at Mobile, Alabama.
Mrs. Mayhew is survived by two sons, B.A. Mayhew of Fordyce, Ark., and J.T. Mayhew of Memphis; two daughters, Mrs. Glover and Mrs. R.F. McLellan, Mrs. Glover and Mrs. R.F. McLellan of Philipp, Miss.; a sister, Mrs. Ella Morrison of Coffeeville, Miss., and a grandson, Frank Glover of Memphis.
Funeral services, conducted by the Rev. Charles S. Hale, rector of St. Luke's Episcopal Church, of which Mrs. Mayhew was a member, will be held this afternoon at 3:30 o'clock from the residence of Mrs. Glover. Interment will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be W.P. Newman, Howard Couillens, Barber Ingram, E.P. Newbern, Julian Woods and A.J. Williford."
Willis P. Newman was the second husband of Kate Mayhew Glover. Barber Ingram of Memphis a second cousin of Mrs. Mayhew's husband.
Children of George W. Mayhew, Jr., and Mary Elizabeth Kendrick Mayhew:
1. George Washington Mayhew, III, born 1867, died Sept. 5, 1877
2. Anna Myra Mayhew, born 1868, died August 1878
3. Charles Anderson Mayhew, born March 5, 1872
4. James Turley Mayhew, born Feb. 11, 1873
5. Kate Coffman Mayhew, born July 29, 1875, married first Charles Lancaster Locke Glover, second Willis Patrick Newman
6. Annie Lulu Mayhew, born July 30, 1878, married Robert Franklin McLellan, lived at Greenwood, Miss.
7. Ben Adams Mayhew, born December 10, 1880, died Aug. 25, 1964
George Washington Mayhew (1844 - 1884)
George Washington Mayhew (1867 - 1877)*
Annie Myra Mayhew (1868 - 1878)*
James Turley Mayhew (1872 - 1953)*
Charles Anderson Mayhew (1872 - 1911)*
Kate Coffman Mayhew Newman (1876 - 1961)*
Annie Mayhew McLellan (1878 - 1961)*
Ben Adams Mayhew (1880 - 1964)*
Forest Hill Cemetery Midtown
Plot: Section. 9, Plot 178
Created by: Ray
Record added: Apr 18, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 51295728
Added: May. 18, 2011