Mary Marrs1

#995, (22 June 1808 - 1 July 1879)
RelationshipGreat-grandmother of William David Lewis

Family 1

John Harvey Reed b. c 1800, d. c 1840
Children 1.William Reed+8 (c 1828 - 1891)
 2.James Reed+8 (1829 - 1910)
 3.Manuel Reed+8 (c 1832 - 1919)
 4.Daniel Reed+8 (1834 - 1922)
 5.Samuel Reed+8 (1834 - )
 6.Sarah M. Reed+8 (1836 - )
 7.John Harvey Reed Jr+8 (1838 - 1920)

Family 2

Thomas S. Green b. c 1811, d. 1893
Children 1.Marian A. Green9 (c 1841 - )
 2.Elizabeth Jane Green+3,10 (1844 - 1922)
 3.Amanda E. Green+9 (1844 - 1918)
 4.Thomas M Green+9 (1850 - 1922)
The only record found with her birth surname is the 1891 marrriage of her son Thomas N Green and Orilla Jane Lewis, where the name of his mother is given as Mary Marrs. Death certificates of her sons Daniel and Thomas (both in 1922) give the mother's name as unknown; of dau. Elizabeth Jane, Mary Reed; and of dau. Amanda, Mary Green. Death certificates for the other children have not been found.
Mary was in Virginia in 1836 (birth of daughter Sarah) and in Illinois by February 1844 (birth of daughter Elizabeth Jane). Marian A Green, born circa 1841 in the 1850 census (no further record found) may have been Mary's daughter or perhaps the daughter of Thomas S Green by a previous unknown marriage.2 
Her married name was Reed. 
Her married name was Green.3 
Birth*22 June 1808She was born on 22 June 1808 at VirginiaG; (b. VA in census 1850, 1860, 1870; no other primary source.)4 
Marriage*circa 1827She married John Harvey Reed circa 1827 at VirginiaG; poss. 14 Nov 1828 (notes.) 
circa 1839Death of husband John Reed circa 1839.2 
Marriage*1840She married Thomas S. Green, son of Thomas Green and Mary Chittum, in 1840.3 
2 October 1850She and Thomas S. Green appeared on the census of 2 October 1850 at Franklin Co., IllinoisG; (Twp. not stated; sons James and Manuel also appear in the 27 Sep 1850 listing for James and Catherine Bailey, fam. 383; neis. Catherine Duckworth and 8 children, fam. 479.)5
27 June 1860She and Thomas S. Green appeared on the census of 27 June 1860 at Twp. 6 Range 5 E, Hamilton Co., IllinoisG.6
23 June 1870She and Thomas S. Green appeared on the census of 23 June 1870 at Marrs Twp., Posey Co., IndianaG; (nei. Thompson P Lewis, fam. 310.)7
Death*1 July 1879She died on 1 July 1879 at Marrs Twp., Posey Co., IndianaG, at age 71.4 
Burial*4 July 1879She was buried on 4 July 1879 at Calvin Cemetery, Black Twp., Posey Co., IndianaG.4 
ChartsAncestors of William D. Lewis (#1)
Ancestors of William D. Lewis (#2)


  1. [S520] VWH, See Genealogical Note.
  2. [S520] VWH.
  3. [S48] Gerald Ray Lewis Family Tree, Gerald Ray Lewis, owner, online
  4. [S1628], online, standing grave marker. Mary, wife of Thomas S Green, b. Jun. 22, 1808, d. Jul. 1, 1879; bur. Calvin Cemetery, Posey Co. IN. Memorial# 28328569, created by Kathy G. Current, photo added by Crystal G.
  5. [S20] 1850 U.S. Federal Census. Thomas S (39), farmer, b. VA; Mary (43), b. VA.
  6. [S19] 1860 U.S. Federal Census. Thomas (41), farmer, b. VA, real estate value $1000, personal estate $300; Mary (51), b. VA.
  7. [S18] 1870 U.S. Federal Census. Thomas S (52), farmer, b. VA; Mary (62), b. VA.
  8. [S20] 1850 U.S. Federal Census. Hh of mother Mary and stepfather Thomas Green, Franklin Cty IL Oct 2 1850.
  9. [S20] 1850 U.S. Federal Census. Hh of stepmother Mary and father Thomas Green, Franklin Cty IL Oct 2 1850.
  10. [S46] John C. Leffel, History of Posey County (Leffel) (Chicago IL: Standard Publishing Company, 1913), p. 339, given as Mary Green, no family name.