I am very interested in Mary's first husband.Also, she had a daughter, Minerva Menees, listed with her and her second husband, Joseph W Dabbs on the 1850 TN Census.
I have found records posted that Minerva married a Gowen(Going). Aslo found a record posted that said Mrs. Minerva Going married widower, E D Stephenson, whose first wife was a Dabbs.
Did Mary have other children with her first husband, Jonathan Menees?Did her daughter Minerva have children with her second husband Stephenson?
In the 1860 Mississippi Panola County Census she is listed with her Mother, step-father Joseph, and half-sister Lue (Lucy).There are no children enumerated with that family.That is why I think that she had no children.That census spells her name as Going.
I have also found Minerva Gowen enumerated with Dr. Robert Foster in the 1870 Nashville, TN census.Must be several Ninerva Gowen/Going's!