Not So Wordless Wednesday: What I Know About My Great Grand Aunt --Mary E. Price

Mary E. Jones Price
My great grand aunt

I have to start this post off by thanking another cousin of mine who had a copy of this image and shared it with me earlier in the week. Prior to this, I had never seen an image of my great grandmother's sister. Seeing it has brought me an amazing amount of joy. I just love seeing the similarities in facial features.

Here's a picture of my great grandmother:

Ophelia Jones Bryant

And now a picture of their mother:

Rosa M. Jones

According to the 1900 Census, Mary Jones was born in January 1888. She resided with her two sisters and parents in Morehead Township.

Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Morehead, Carteret, North Carolina; Roll: 1186; Page: 14A; Enumeration District: 22; FHL microfilm: 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2004.

She was still living at home in 1910.

Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: White Oak, Carteret, North Carolina; Roll: T624_1095; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 0002; Image: 894; FHL microfilm: 1375108. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2006.

She married her first husband, an Allen Carney Wooten on August 17, 1913 in Morehead City and from this union my grandmother's 1st cousin, Harkless Wooten was born on January 5, 1915.

For the next two censuses Mary Jones Wooten is found residing in Long Acre, Beaufort County, NC and get this, she was a school teacher just like my great grandmother Ophelia. Awesome!

Source Citation: Year: 1920; Census Place: Long Acre, Beaufort, North Carolina; Roll: T625_1285; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 6; Image: 203. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.

Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Long Acre, Beaufort, North Carolina; Roll: 1673; Page: 16A; Enumeration District: 9; Image: 679.0; FHL microfilm: 2341407.Source Information: 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2002.

At some point the marriage between Allen Carney Wooten and Mary was dissolved. I haven't come across a divorce record yet to know when exactly this happened. In fact, the only way I knew how to look for Mary on the 1940 census was from information that I found in her mother's estate file.

Rosa Jones, Mary and Ophelia's mother died in 1931. In her estate record, I found out that Mary did remarry. Here's part of that file:

And indeed, Mary can be found just a couple doors down from the Bryant household in 1940. She can be found living at 1406 Fisher St with her husband David Price.

This is all I know about Mary Price, but hopefully this post will find someone who knows a bit more.


  1. Hope you get that knowledgeable someone to write you with more information. New pictures are so nice.

  2. This is Mary I Wootens daughter daughter if Harmless Wooten. My name is Sharon Rene Wooten Fossie Acklin and go by Sharon Acklin
    My children are Harkess Wooten great grandchildren. JERMAINE ACKLIN Shardonna Acklin and Jamal Slaughter. We are the bloodline of Harmless Wooten if Morehead City N C.

  3. Harkless Wooten not Harmless Wooten


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