Mary Phillips 3rd Great-Grandmother


Mary Phillips Genealogy
Mary Polly Phillips was born 11 April 1806 in Surry County, North Carolina. She died 1 February 1864 in Chapel Hill, Missouri. She was the second wife of Jonathan William Shore.

A Perfect Genealogy Day

On one of my genealogy trips I found the home where Jonathan and Mary lived, which is just across the road from the Shore Cemetery. Jonathan’s first wife was Frances Phillips, Mary’s twin sister.

Also – it was wonderful as I  discovered that my grandfather was born in that house.

Shore Cemetery near Lone Jack Missouri

I’m fairly certain that one of my Shore distant cousins erected the tombstone for Jonathan and his wives as she was an avid genealogist and wrote a book about the Shore family. And, who but a genealogist would make sure all of the relevant genealogical information was engraved on the stone?

Jonathan William Shore tombstone

Here’s a photo of my sister, Vicki – on the right, and cousin, Peggy, taking a rubbing of the stone.

Shore family cemetery

Have you ever had one of those perfect genealogy days? Leave a comment and tell me about it!

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