• Parents:
  • Henry J. Truitt &
    Hannah Browning

Mary Jane Blevins
of Alleghany County, NC

Mary Jane Blevins, daughter of John J. BLEVINS & Pinkey CHEEK, was born Sept. 3, 1838, in Ashe Co., NC, and died Jan. 7, 1929, in Alleghany Co., NC. She married (1) Jacob Rector, son of Anderson RECTOR & Sarah, last name unknown, Oct. 10, 1867, in Alleghany Co., NC. He was born Dec. 9, 1848, in Grayson Co., VA, and died Aug. 3, 1919, in Grayson Co., VA. Mary and Jacob Rector divorced before 1880. She married (2) Robert Lee Truitt, son of Henry J. TRUITT & Hannah BROWNING. He was born Nov. 2, 1848, in NC, and died May 12, 1928, in Alleghany Co., NC.  Mary Jane TRUITT is buried at the Crab Creek Primitive Baptist Church, off Hwy 18 at Road 1450, Ennice, Alleghany Co., NC.  Robert L. TRUITT is buried at the Garfield Truitt Cemetery, Rd. 1407, Alleghany Co., NC.  Jacob RECTOR m. (2nd) Nancy BRACKINS and they are buried at the Rock Creek Primitive Baptist Church in Grayson Co., VA.

Children of Mary Jane Blevins & Jacob Rector

  1. Sina M. Rector, b. Aug. 23, 1868, Grayson Co., VA; d. Dec. 31, 1923, Alleghany Co., NC; m. David Reid MOXLEY, son of David Lewis MOXLEY & Susanna "Susan" FENDER, Oct. 14, 1887, Alleghany Co., NC (b. Apr. 2, 1868; d. Jan. 23, 1913); bur. Crab Creek Primitive Baptist Church, Ennice, Alleghany Co., NC.
  2. Guy C. Rector, b. 1876, Grayson Co., VA; d. 1958; m. Mary Ellen COX, daughter of George Reeves COX, Sr., & Margaret TOLIVER, Aug. 24, 1896, Alleghany Co., NC (b. 1870; d. 1936); bur. Zion Primitive Baptist Church, Alleghany Co., NC.

Children of Mary Jane Rector & Robert Lee Truitt: none.


Jacob Rector & Mary Jane Blevins married on Oct. 10, 1867, in Alleghany County, NC, but their marriage may have had problems from the start.  By the time the 1870 census was taken, Jacob RECTOR was living with his parents and Mary Jane was living with her father John J. BLEVINS.  Mary Jane and Jacob Rector had apparently separated permanently by 1880 when Mary is listed in the census as a "widow." Actually, Jacob was still alive and was living in Grayson County, VA, with his second wife Nancy BRACKINS.  Mary Jane married Robert Lee TRUITT on June 1, 1895.  He had previously been married to Mary Jane's first cousin Rosa Ann RICHARDSON, who died in 1893.

Mary Jane's first husband, Jacob RECTOR, had 3 children with Nancy Brackins: Charles Emmett Rector (b. 1873), William A. Rector (1875), and Laura Rector (c.1879). 


Dec. 2, 1867. John J. BLEVINS to Mary Jane RECTOR, 70 acres on Little River adj. Elizabeth JARVIS, Gilly CHEEK, & a ridge, for $140. Signed: John J. BLEVINS. Wits: Taliafero S. HIGGINS, David HOLBROOK. Proved Apr. term 1868 by David HOLBROOK. (Alleghany DB 1:233.)

Dec. 2, 1868. Jacob RECTOR & Mary Jane RECTOR of Grayson Co., VA, to John J. BLEVINS of Alleghany Co., NC, 70 acres on Little River adj. Elizabeth JARVIS, a ridge, & Gilly CHEEK, for $140. Signed: Jacob RECTOR, Mary Jane (X) RECTOR. Wits: Warren C. RECTOR, D. HOLBROOK. Proved Fall term 1868, by Warren C. RECTOR. (Alleghany DB 1:238.)

1870 Census, Alleghany Co., NC, Glade Creek Twp. (HH#33):
JOHN BLEVINS, John, 57, farmer, VA
-- Mary, 32, keeps house, NC << Mary (BLEVINS) RECTOR
-- John, 17, NC
-- Huston, 15, NC
-- Senia, 1, VA << Mary's daughter Sina RECTOR

1870 Census, Grayson Co., VA, Old Town Dist. (Anderson Rector, HH#161): Jacob RECTOR, 21, VA

1880 Census, Alleghany Co., NC, Glade Creek Twp. (HH#92):
MARY J. RECTOR, 40, widow, keeping house, NC VA NC
-- Cina M., 11, dau, at home, VA VA NC
-- Guy C., 4, son, VA VA NC

June 1, 1895. Robert Lee TRUITT, age 48, son of Henry J. TRUITT & Hannah BROWNING, m. Mary Jane BLEVINS RECTOR, age 50, daughter of John BLEVINS & Pinky CHEEK. (G.H. Latham, Alleghany County Marriages (Heritage Books, 1996).)

1900 Census, Alleghany Co., NC, Glade Creek Twp. (Robert L. Truitt, HH#39): Mary J., wife, Nov. 1839, age 60, m. 20 yrs, 2 children/2 living, NC NC NC

1910 Census, Alleghany Co., NC, Glade Creek Twp., p.2 (R.L. Truitt, HH#24): Mary J., wife, 71, m.(2) 15 yrs, 2 children/1 living, NC VA NC

1920 Census, Alleghany Co., NC, Glade Creek Twp., p.7 (Sina M. Moxley, HH#118): TRUITT, Mary J., mother, 81, wd, NC NC NC

Death Certificate: MARY JANE TRUITT, about age 90, b. 1838, NC; d. 7 Jan 1920, Glade Creek, Alleghany Co., NC; spouse: Robert TRUITT; father: John BLEVINS; mother: Pinky CHEEK; burial: Crab Creek Cemetery. (Ancestry.com)

For additional information, see notes under Robert Lee Truitt