Mary Dooley, Montgomery Co, Va ,daughter of Stephen & Nancy Dooley
I'm trying to find out what happened to Mary M. Dooley, born c. 1839 in Montgomery County Va to Stephen and Nancy Dooley. There is a marriage license on record in the courthouse at Christiansburg, VA between her and my great grandfather John P. Austin, the son of Andrew J. and Mary Ann Kimberling Austin. John had applied for the license on Dec 15, 1859 and it states the marriage was to take place Dec 27, 1859 in Montgomery County.When I was there and went to pull the acutal license I could not find the minister's return as is the custom of Montgomery County to have those filed with the license. However, I've since ran across research by another Austin that states they were married on the 27th by Rev. James L. Stump. I think someone must have taken the return from the courthouse or misplaced it.No one in our family knew anything about Mary Dooley. She is not listed in his family Bible or any records I found in his trunk. He went to war in 1861 and then in 1866 married Nancy Pease in Roanoke County, Va. and moved to Hawkins County, TN where Nancy later died leaving him with 2 children to raise. He then married my great grandmother and had 1 son by her. I tend to think Mary must have died but I did not find a death record on her when I was there. I definitely do not think there were any children because the only 2 known children he had prior to the marriage to my great grandmother were the 2 children he had by Nancy and I know from evidence of how religious he was he wouldn't have abandoned a child. Does anyone have any information on this Mary M. Dooley???