Mary Ann Mears, 1905, age 90
Mary Ann Mears, daughter of Nicholas Mears (1791-1831) and Mary Ann Browning (1796-1883), was born in Kent County, England on February 20, 1815. She was christened on March 20, 1815 in Ashford, Kent, England.
Kent County, United Kingdom
Mary Ann married Giles Bartholomew Smith Ray on October 5, 1835. The couple had nine children together. Their children were well-educated and proper.
Mary Ann joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in 1854. Her daughter, Mary Ann Ray joined in 1860, and her son, William in 1865. A year later, William, his wife and sister, Mary Ann Ray, left for America.
Giles died in 1864, leaving Mary Ann with several young children and she remained in England. At 65 (about 1880) she remarried a 63-year old man named Abraham Mannering.
Mary Ann Mears Mannering died June 23, 1906 in Chilham Lees, Kent, England ath the age of 91.