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 Mary Ann <I>Milner</I> Knowles

Mary Ann Milner Knowles

Laurens, Laurens County, South Carolina, USA
Death 7 Jul 1897 (aged 76)
Chattooga County, Georgia, USA
Burial Holland, Chattooga County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID 37603742 · View Source
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Mary Ann was the daughter of Capt. John Milner (1774-1851) and Susannah McNeese (1778-1850). She was the wife of Judge John B. Knowles in Chattooga county and they had 6 children: Sarah Ann, Harriet Elizabeth, Martha Emaline, Nancy C., Henry L. and Mary Carolyn.

After John died in 1886, she lived with and helped care for her daughter, Sarah Ann, who had married Amos A. Strange. Over the years, Sarah Ann had become an invalid from arthritis. According to her great-granddaughter, Lillian Carroll Layton (my grandmother), Mary Ann hated to ride in buggies, unless necessary, so she usually walked everywhere, for miles, even at age 76. Some of Lillian's fondest memories were being asked to go along with her, sometimes.

Her daughter, Sarah Ann, passed away on June 19, 1897, and Mary Ann stayed on to help the family. Sadly, less than a month later, she walked several miles to another daughter's home for a visit. On the way back home, she fell into a roadside ditch, breaking her hip. Grandma said that when she was late getting home, a search quickly began, but by the time she was found, she had lain there for several hours. Mary Ann was taken home to recover, but developed pneumonia. Several days later, on July 7th, she passed away, surrounded by her family and friends, and entered into glory to be with our Lord, and be reunited with her husband and daughter.
Source--information from my grandmother, Lillian Carroll Layton--by Carolyn Womack

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Ann Milner Knowles (11 Aug 1820–7 Jul 1897), Find A Grave Memorial no. 37603742, citing South Carolina Campground Cemetery, Holland, Chattooga County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Carolyn Womack (contributor 47742778) .