Noted events in her life were:
• Census, 1870, Illinois, Lee County, Amboy Township, Amboy Post Office, Image 4 of 105. Age 37 yrs., Keeping House
• Census, 1900, Illinois, Lee County, Amboy Township, Image 17 of 18. Age 66 yrs., married 49 yrs., mother of 3 children, 3 children living.
Mary married Chester L. Badger, son of Chester Smith Badger and Louisa Bird, in 1851. (Chester L. Badger was born in May 1823 in Broome County, New York and died in 1905 in Amboy, Lee County, Illinois.)