I went looking for any children of Mary's and found this. Went back and took a second look at Mary's DC and I don't know why the indexer spelled it "Tirsley" it's Tinsley. So this at least gives you initials of Mary's husband, J.T.
Name: W. A. Tinsley Death Date: 13 Mar 1939 Death Place: Houston, Texas Gender: Male Race: White Death Age: 42 years 2 months 11 days Estimated Birth Date: Birth Date: 02 Jan 1897 Birthplace: Jewett, Texas Marital Status: Married Spouse's Name: Willie Tinsley Father's Name: J. T. Tinsley Father's Birthplace: Tenn. Mother's Name: Mary Shelton Mother's Birthplace: Marlin, Texas Occupation: Farming Place of Residence: Kennard, Tex. Cemetery: Mt. Vernon Cemetery Burial Place: Burial Date: 14 Mar 1939 Additional Relatives: X Film Number: 2117982 Digital Film Number: 4030423 Image Number: 3443 Reference Number: cn 13851 Collection: Texas Deaths, 1890-1976
The members of a family you can pull togehter the better the chances of making things work in your research.
Oh tell me about common names, I'm currently working on my Thomas Jones and wife Mary, no maiden name for her either. And they're in the Colonial time period of Virginia. I'm collecting every in-law I can find, some with less common surnames.