Mary Jones Mavity

Franklin County, Virginia, USA
Death 1825 (aged 69–70)
New Marion, Ripley County, Indiana, USA
Burial Rexville, Ripley County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 64020725 View Source
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The daughter of Reverend Robert & Martha (Riley) Jones of Franklin Co VA, Mary married William Mavity abt 1775 in Franklin Co VA. They had ten children, seven sons and three daughters.

Mary and William are buried in the Mavity family graveyard located on land that was once their family farm, off Old Michigan Rd near Rexville in Ripley Co IN.

The following is an exerpt from "The Mavity Family," by Norman Bloss Mavity, Publisher Edwards Brothers Inc, Ann Arbor MI, 1951:
"A bronze tablet placed by the Ripley Co Historical Society in the corridor of the courthouse at Versailles carries the names of Revolutionary soldiers who are buried in Ripley Co IN. Among them is the name of William Mavity, but his grave had not been located. Records at the courthouse gave the location of his land on the Michigan Road south of Versailles, near Rexville. Here an elderly man was plowing in a field; he proved to be Mr. Hugh Black, owner of a part of the original William Mavity farm. Upon inquiry as to a burial ground on the farm, Mr. Black pointed to a knoll about fifty feet from the east side of the road and said: "My father always said that was the Mavity family graveyard. It has never been disturbed."

"The little group of graves had only rough stone markers without inscriptions, evidently brought from a shallow creek bed nearby. They stood in a tangle of grass, surrounded by a wire fence in disrepair. Later investigation showed that those buried there, in addition to William Mavity and wife, were their son John and wife; Charity Watts Mavity and her mother, Deborah (Riker) Watts; Mary (Mavity) Beckett and her daughter, Martha (Beckett) Bales; and Margaret Mavity daughter of William."

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