Mary was daughter of James Ledford Hale and Anna Utter. She first married Asa Anderson in Illinois and they were parents of Ida, Mahala Viola, and James E. Anderson. Asa died in 1869. Mary married Jesse C. Walker in 1874 and they were parents of Joseph R. Walker. Mary and Jesse divorced in 1877. Mary married Henry F. Kirby 3 Sep 1884 in spite of his tombstone giving his death as 1882. Mary's daughter Mahala married Henry's son Jefferson Davis Kirby. Henry F. Kirby died in 1897 and Mary married James Bartley Corbin 13 May 1900. They were divorced in 1915.