Isaac C MULLINAX Bryson MULLINAX Hannah MULLINAX John MULLINAX Meriman MOSS William Martin MULLINAX Sarah MULLINAX Emmalissa MULLINAX Rachel LOWERY Mini tree diagram

Mary MULLINAX3,2,4,7,5

also known as Polly MULLINAX1

2nd Jul 18211 - 5th Mar 18891,4

Life History

2nd Jul 1821

Born in Lincoln County, North Carolina.1,2,3,4,5,6

(most likely)

2nd Jul 1821

Born in South Carolina.1

(less likely)

17th May 1840

Married Meriman MOSS in Gilmer County, Georgia.1,4

5th Mar 1889

Died in Talking Rock, Pickens, Georgia.1,4

after 5th Mar 1889

Buried in Antioch Cemetery, Jasper, Pickens County, Georgia.1


  • Some sources report Mary "Polly," which seems to indicate Polly was a nickname.  This combination of Mary and Polly was very popular in the 1800s.  In some cases it seems to be a nickname for a woman named Mary.  In others it seems to be a second name for the person named Mary Polly, with the person in the census sometimes as Mary and sometimes as Polly.

    Different genealogies report Mary Polly's birth in North or South Carolina.  It appears the family lived near the border.  Dorothy Mullinnix reports birth more specifically as in Lincoln County, North Carolina.

    Mary Polly Mullinax
    Birth 2 Jul 1821 in Lincoln, North Carolina
    Death 5 Mar 1889 in Talking Rock, Pickens, Georgia
    Parents Isaac Mullinax 1791-1878, Rachel Lowery 1793-1881
    Marriage to Mariman Moss 17 May 1840 Georgia
    --  Brendel/Padgett Family,

    1850 Federal Census, Gilmer County, Georgia, 5 October, Subdivision 33, p 773, Hse/Fam #540
    Merriman Moss 35 M Doctor $1000 Real Estate b South Carolina Cannot read or write [born abt 1815]
    Mary Moss 29 F South Carolina Cannot read or write [born abt 1821]
    Rosanna Moss 9 F Georgia [born abt 1841]
    Mary I Moss 7 F Georgia [born abt 1843]
    Huldah Moss 5 F Georgia [born abt 1845]
    Cordelia Moss 3 F Georgia [born abt 1847]

    Mary's gravestone shows her name simply as Polly Moss.  Notice that on the stone, her husband's name is spelled Merrimon, while on family and public sources I have seen, his name is spelled Merriman, the common spelling of the family name.

    Gravestone of Mary (Polly) Mullinax Moss
    "Polly Moss  Wife of Merrimon Moss  Born July 2, 1821  Died March 5, 1889"

    The source where I found this gravestone photo did not report what cemetery Mary is buried in!  An anonymous genealogy in the early collection by, World Family Tree, reports the place of burial as Antioch Bapti Cemetery, Jasper, Pickens County, Georgia.  An entry in Find a Grave reports the location of Antioch Cemtery as Talking Rock, Pickens County, Georgia.

    Polly Moss
    Birth Jul. 2, 1821
    Death Mar. 5, 1889, Pickens County, Georgia
    Daughter Rovanna Moss Reeves (1841 - 1915)
    Burial Antioch Cemetery, Talking Rock, Pickens County, Georgia
    Created by Mindseye Oct 09, 2008
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #30441930,

    I note that her daughter's name in this memorial is Rovanna.  No photo of the daughter's gravestone is included in her memorial.  In the 1850 census, this child's name was spelled Rosanna.


  • 1. World Family Tree Vol. 147
    • Pedigree #323
  • 2. World Family Tree Vol. 4
    • WFT Pedigree 3377
  • 3. 1870 Federal Census, Pickens County, Georgia
    • 7 July, p 64, PO Jasper, Hse/Fam #496
  • 4. Ancestry Trees
    • Brendel/Padgett Family,
  • 5. 1850 Federal Census, Gilmer County, Georgia
    • 5 October, Subdivision 33, p 773, Hse/Fam #540
  • 6. Mullinnix Files by Dorothy
  • 7. Gravestone of Mary (Polly) Mullinax Moss

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