Mary Jane (Holford) Apple

Mary Jane Holford, the older daughter of Jonathan and Elizabeth Holford, was born 29 December 1832.

She in 1848 married her first cousin, once removed (her mother's first cousin) Jackson C. Apple, who was born in 26 August 1825, the son of David Apple.

They had three children:

1. John H., born in March 1850, as he is 7 months old when the census was taken on 26 October of that year.
2. Tennessee Jane (known as "Tennie"), born about 1852. She married S. P. Clark and died 20 Sept 1883.
3. An infant son, born 22 Dec 1854, dying 24 Jan 1855.

In 1850, Jackson was a farmer with real estate valued at $700. The Apples also owned two slaves. In 1852, he was elected sheriff of Jackson County. He was a Whig before the Civil War and a Democrat after.

In the 1860 Census his land is valued at $1800 and his personal property at $10500, including three slaves. His father had died in 1855 and his mother, also named Mary, was living with them. He was on the committee that drew up the succession resolution for Putnam County in 1861.

By 1870, his real estate is worth the same, but his personal wealth as dropped to $2000. It would appear the war wasn't good to Jackson.

He served in the Tennessee Senate for Smith and Wilson counties during the 46th General Assembly, 1889-91. He died 1 April 1892. (There are two gravestones in the cemetery, one of which says 1 April 1902. However, Mary is shown as the head of house in the 1900 census and he is nowhere to be found.)

Mary Jane (Holford) Apple died 24 July 1909. She and her husband are both buried in the Apple Cemetery in Smith County, Tennessee.



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