Here it is, 2007, and I am still trying to find out about early life of Mary McDoniel who in 1859, in Independance Co., Ark., married Ewing Clark. Census says she was born in TN., but so far, I have not been able to connect her to family of William Chapman McDoniel (Scottish immigrant). She and Ewing had seven children (Lewis, James, Nancy, Thomas, Amanda, Sidney, and Mary.Mary McDoniel Clark died in Independance Co., Ark. in April 1910.
I wonder if she wasn't married to a McDoniel who moved from Tenn., then died in Independance Co., Ark. shortly after arriving in Indep. Co. ?