I am the g-granddaughter of Mary Mears born 1845 in Grenada MS. She marries John Smith in Yalobusha in 1858. On her marriage license to William Culpepper in New Orleans Mary states that her parents are William Mears and Elizabeth Boothe. I have not found her or her parents on any census for 1850 or 1870 but she is on the 1880 New Orleans Census. I do know that she had a brother named John L Mears and that she had family living in Waco, Texas.
Looking for the parents of William. Any information will be appreciated.