Mary Deckard1

#28142, (circa 1819 - 6 June 1896)

Family 1

Zacahriah Reel b. c 1816
Children 1.Jacob J Reel3 (c 1836 - )
 2.Mary E Reel3 (c 1838 - )
 3.Thomas A Reel3 (c 1841 - )
 4.William H Reel3 (c 1843 - )
 5.Charles W Reel3 (c 1846 - )
 6.Zachariah G Reel3 (c 1850 - )
 7.Sarah Rebecca Reel+1 (1855 - 1922)

Family 2

John Sumpter Jr. b. c 1816
Mary Deckard was also known as Pierson.2 
Her married name was Reel.3 
Her married name was Sumpter.4 
Birth*circa 1819She was born circa 1819 at IndianaG.5 
Marriage*circa 1836She married Zacahriah Reel circa 1836.3 
18 September 1850She and Zacahriah Reel appeared on the census of 18 September 1850 at Dist. 130, White Co., IndianaG.5 
Marriage*31 August 1875She married John Sumpter Jr. on 31 August 1875 at Des Moines, Polk Co., IowaG.4 
6 July 1880She and John Sumpter Jr. appeared on the census of 6 July 1880 at Union Twp., Dallas Co., IowaG.6 
Death*6 June 1896She died on 6 June 1896 at Polk Co., IowaG; (cemetery memorial has 5 Jun 1896.)7 
Burial*6 June 1896She was buried on 6 June 1896 at Woodland Cemetery, Des Moines, Polk Co., IowaG.7,8 


  1. [S1141] Iowa County Marriages, 1838-1934, online, Marr. rec. of Mrs. S R Fuller, dau. of Zaconal Reel and Mary Deckard, 1903, q.v.
  2. [S2337] Iowa Death Records, 1920-1940, online, Death rec. of Sarah Rebecca Hallsted, dau. of Zachariah Reel, birthplace unk., and Mary Pierson, q.v. Note: James Pierson was a witness to Mary Deckard Reel's second marr., to John Sumter, in 1875.
  3. [S20] 1850 U.S. Federal Census.
  4. [S1141] Iowa County Marriages, 1838-1934, online, Digital Folder 4310034, img. 177/699, sh. 252. John Sumpter and Mary Reel, marr. lic. issued 30 Aug 1875, marr. Des Moines 31 Aug 1875 by S H Bufkin, M.G; witn. Jas. Pierson.
  5. [S20] 1850 U.S. Federal Census. Zachariah (34), b. OH, cabinet maker; Mary (30), b. IN.
  6. [S17] 1880 U.S. Federal Census. John Sumpter (63), b. and parents b. TN, farmer, chronic rheu.; Mary (60), b. IN, fatehr b. VA, mother b. TN, keeping house, dropsey of heart.
  7. [S1789] Iowa County Death Records, 1880-1992, online Digital Folder 7590309, img. 910/1301, Polk Co. Register of Deaths Vol. 3. Mary Sumpter, b. OH, res. IA 41 yrs., d. Des Moines 6 Jun 1896, age 76, cirrosis of liver; physician Dr. Mary L Dunlop; bur. Woodland Cemetery 6 Jun 1896.
  8. [S1628], online, Standing memorial. Mary Reel Sumpter, b. 26 Oct 1819, d. 5 Jun 1896. Narrative: "in same lot: George Reel, Russell Reel, Mary Reel Sumpter, Zachary Taylor Reel, Eddie Reel. There is no cemetery record for John Sumpter. I'm assuming Mary Sumpter is Zachary Taylor Reel's mother. There is only one John Sumpter in the state who was the right age to be married to Mary Reel, but he was married to his own wife in that time period; however, maybe we just haven't discovered his grave yet. No idea about Mary's first husband's grave or even his name." Includes photo of memorial for Zachary Taylor Reel, 1849-1903. Memorial 36884010, created by and photo added by Katie Lou.