William M FORRESTER Thalia Ann FORRESTER Harriet J FORRESTER Nancy M FORRESTER Martha Mealle FORRESTER Joseph N FORRESTER Louisa Amanda FORRESTER Zenith Elvira BARNES Mini tree diagram
Mary Adelina FORRESTER

Mary Adelina FORRESTER2,3,5

16th Sep 18491,2,3,4,5 - 21st Apr 18731,2,4

Life History

16th Sep 1849

Born in Georgia.1,2,3,4,5

21st Apr 1873

Died in Pickens County, Georgia.1,2,4

after 21st Apr 1873

Buried in Jerusalem Cemetery, Jasper, Pickens County, Georgia.4


  • Adalina is firwst reported in the census in 1850 under the name Mary A, as the child of William and Zenith Forrester (entered as Foster).

    1850 Federal Census, Gilmer County, Georgia, 5 Octobsr, Subdivision 33, page 82, Hse/Fam #560
    William Foster [Forrester] 32 M Farmer $500 Real Estate b SC [b abt 1818]
    Zenith Foster [Forrester] 23 F b SC [b abt 1927]
    Thalla Foster [Forrester] 3 M born SC [b abt 1847]
    Mary A Foster [Forrester] 1 M born GA [b abt 1849]

    The census reports Adalina's older sister Thalia (Thalla) as born in SC and Mary A born in Geogia.  So the family moved to Georgia in about 1848.  Later censuses report Thalia also as born in Georgia.  It would appear that this 1850 census is correct, being close to the date of birth of both girls and soon afte the move to Georgia.

    An early census says Zenith had 7 children, but only 6 living as Thalia Ann, Mary Adalina, Martha Manda, Joseph N, and Louisa N [this names only 5]"
    --  Terri Smith Escamillo, personal message on genealogy site Our Family Tree, 27 February 2011

    Mary Adalina Forrester
    Birth:  16 Sep 1849 - Georgia, United States
    Death:  21 Apr 1873 - Pickens, Georgia, United States
    Parents:  William Forrester, Zenith Nolastname
    Spouse:  William P. Martin
    --  Forrester, http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/10608355/person/-557776758?ssrc=&ftm=1

    1860 Federal Census, Pickens County, Georgia, 13 June, Truckwheel District, PO Saunderstown, page 36 (scan 914), Hse #299, Fam #251
    William Forester 41 M Farmer born S Carolina [b abt 1839]
    Zenith Forester 37 F born S Carolina [b abt 1823] Cannot read or write
    Mary A Forester 11 F born Georgia [b abt 1849]

    A memorial for Mary Adalina has been posted by Judy Olsen on Find a Grave, which gives us some details and includes a photo of her gravestone.

    Mary Adalina Forrester Martin
    Birth Sep. 16, 1849, Georgia, USA
    Death Apr. 21, 1873, Pickens County, Georgia, USA
    Spouse William Pinkney Martin (1834 - 1915)
    Infant Martin
    Fannie V Martin (____ - 1873)
    Inscription Adalina Wife of W. P. Martin
    Burial Jerusalem Baptist Church Cemetery
    Jasper, Pickens County, Georgia, USA
    Plot: row 26, grave 13
    Created by: Judy Olsen Jul 03, 2006
    --  Find A Grave Memorial# 14808951, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Forrester&GSiman=1&GScid=2180906&GRid=14808951&


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