Mary J. BEARD m.3 Dec 1868 Coles Co., IL, to John W. THOMAS. Need ANY clue to this couple. On the 1870 Coles Co. census, J.W. is listed as head of household but May/Mary is listed secondary in the household to J.W.'s sister-in-law and family.
Who was Mary J. Beard? Where were John W. and Mary Thomas after 1870? Did they have any children - Mary is already 35 years in 1870.