Mary Ann Adair Mangum was born 5 July 1822 in Pickens County, Alabama, United States to Thomas Adair (1774-1858) and Rebecca Brown (1776-1846) and died 9 May 1892 Georgetown, Kane County, Utah, United States of unspecified causes. She married John Mangum (1817-1881) 20 August 1841 in Noxubee County, Mississippi, United States.
John Mangum (1817-1881) and Mary Ann Adair (1822-1892) are members of the Richey/Adair/Mangum clan. They married in Pickens County, Alabama in 1841. Their first children were born in Itawamba County, Mississippi (see also Itawamba 1845 LDS Branch) and their third child was born in Chickasaw County, Mississippi. Then they moved followed the migration of their extended family to Iowa, Utah, Southern Utah, and finally settled in Apache County, Arizona.
Mary Ann Adair was born in Alabama in 1822. The Adair family and the Mangum family were closely associated. Four of the Adairs married four of the Mangums, John and Mary Ann being the last of the couples to marry in 1841. A missionary by the name of James Richey (1821-1890) converted the two families and urged them to gather with the Saints, so they sold their belongings and moved to Nauvoo, Illinois. Almost immediately they were forced out of Nauvoo to Mt. Pisgah where they built a cabin to shelter the two families. Some family members lost thier lives at this time, but all was not sadness.
Daughter [should be sister-in-law] Lucinda married the missionary, James Richey, and he helped them with a team and wagon and provisions. However it was almost five years before they could come to the Salt Lake Valley, which they did in 1852. Mary Ann was set apart by Brigham Young as a midwife not long after reaching Utah. Mary Ann and John were among the first settlers in Payson, Nephi, Washington County, and Kanab, Utah. They later were sent to Alpine, Arizona to settle. While in St. George they helped with the growing of cotton. Mary Ann taught her children how to pick cotton seed out of the cotton balls. They spun and wove the cotton into cloth. John took a second wife, Ellen Bardsley, while in Payson, and Mary Hamblin, the adopted Indian daughter of Jacob Hamblin, became his third wife. John died in Bushvalley, (Alpine) Arizona in 1885. Mary Ann died at Georgetown, Kane, Utah in 1892.
Mt Pisgah Memorial Marker
Children of John and Mary Adair Mangum on the memorial marker at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery on the Mormon Trail in Iowa: William Perry Mangum, b. 9 Oct 1841 in Itawamba Co., Mississippi, and d. 1847 at Mt. Pisgah. Lane [Laney] Ann Mangum, b. 6 Jan 1846 in Chicasaw County, Mississippi and d. 1847 at Mt. Pisgah.