Mary Caroline McCarver Mathis was born in 1847, Lincoln County, TN to John Stanhope McCarver and Elizabeth Ann Clark McCarver. Her father was a teacher and Methodist minister. She married William McConnell Mathes on August 31, 1862. Her husband was also a Methodist minister. William Mathes is buried in Oklahoma at Fairlawn Cemetery where several of their children are also buried. I am not sure why Mary Caroline Mathes is buried at the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Coryell County, Texas; perhaps her husband was preaching in Coryell County at the time of her death. Her mother is buried in Bell County and her father is buried in Concho County, Texas. I was able to locate four children of Wm. C. Mathes and Mary C. Mathes: Grace Lloyd Mathes Isacc #17685092, William Carey Mathes #47464074, Alexander Harvey Mathes #54434783 and John Stanhope McCarver Mathes #113831090.
William McConnell Mathes
1833–1923 (m. 1862)
Mary C. McCarver wife of W. M. Mathes Born Jan. 18, 1847 Died Feb. 15, 1883 Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord.
Gravesite Details Stone is broken in half, laying on the ground, had to brush dirt away.