Mary was an enslaved worker at Tuckahoe during the Wight and Allen period. She is thought to have been born sometime between 1818-1821. Her name first appears in the inventory of the will of Edwin Wight in April 1850 and shortly thereafter on the Allen account in July 1850 where she is listed as a field hand. She is listed with another man named William Robinson who was a house servant. It is not certain how they may have been related as there is a considerable difference in their ages. If these two did share lodging together, it is quite possible they would have lived in one of the slave quarters which still stands along Plantation Street as these were generally reserved for those that worked inside the house.