Mary Evaline Chadwick
(no known picture)
Sex: Female
Birth: February ??, 1869
in DeKalb County, Alabama or Georgia
Death: aft. 1903
Burial: unknown
Father: George R. Chadwick
Mother: Blanchey Emaline Hawkins
Spouse/Partner: Andrew Jackson Frazier
Marriage: March 4, 1885
in Dade County, Georgia
2nd Spouse: Will Vandergriff
2nd Marriage: July 13, 1901
in Hamilton County, Tennessee

         Not a lot is known about Mary Evaline Chadwick. At about 16 years old, she married A. J. Frazier and had five children with him (a 6th died before 1900 according to the census of that year). He then supposedly abandoned her and the children between 1897 and 1900. Her children were supposedly orphaned or "placed in an orphanage".

         The new discovery of her marriage to Will Vandergriff turns some of our oral tradition on its head. Traditionally, her first husband abandoned her and married a Vandergriff and had 2 children. Now, one of those children is shown to almost certainly be hers with Will Vandergriff. Unfortunately, I cannot find this couple in any census or other record after 1903. I cannot say what befell them, but the family disintegrated before 1910. The family I found in 1920 with 2 children, Albert F. Vandergriff and Blanch Q. Vandergriff, appears to be William Alfred Vandergriff (1861-1933) and his wife Mary Elizabeth Miles Vandergriff (1866-1946). They are buried in the Fairmount Cemetery in Mt. Signal, TN.


Name Birth Death
Children of Andrew Jackson Frazier and Mary Evaline Chadwick

William Jackson Frazier March 12, 1886
Dade County, Georgia
April 10, 1963
Jensen Beach, Martin County, Florida

Harry Eulis Frazier December 28, 1887?
Dade County, Georgia
August 28, 1936
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia

Arthur June Frazier June 9, 1889
Dade County, Georgia
November 12, 1970
Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee

Ella May Frazier ?? ??, 1893
Dade County, Georgia
June 2, 1959
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia

Evelyn Frazier March 24, 1897
August 14, 1945
Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama
Children of Will Vandergriff and Mary Evaline Chadwick

Fred Vandergriff c. 1902
prob. Tennessee

Mary Evelyn Vandergriff 1903
February 2, 1954
Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama


  • Delta Genealogical Society, compilers. Dade County, Georgia Marriage Records 1866-1888. Rossville, Ga. (504 McFarland Ave., Rossville, Ga. 30741) : The Society, 1987 (1988 printing).
  • - Tennessee Marriages 1796-1950
  • Frazier, Lee. Email correspondence in 2000.
  • Robbeloth, Michael, posting on July 29, 2006
  • Wilson, Linda Hawkins. Email correspondence in 2000.

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