Also called Martha. I have two marriage dates, about 1715 and about 1739.
Kathy Sullivan of Charlotte, North Carolina, advises that Philip's third wife was named Mary but her maiden name has not been established as Tankersley. She says she has spent quite a few years trying to squelch that "fact." The idea comes originally from a book of Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina deed abstracts. The abstract is not quite correct; Mary signed her name with a mark. The deed was from Philipp and Mary Dellinger to William Tankersley. The Clerk who copied the deed into the deed book made everyone's name as Tankersley, he later corrected his mistake but the abstract does not indicate the correction. Relying just on the abstract, someone published a history stating her name as Tankersley; and so it has grown from there. Anyone who sees the original deed would understand that her name has not been established as Tankersley. Mary's maiden name may or may not turn out to be Tankersley, but until further evidence comes to light one cannot establish it as such. Mary was born at Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, on 7 August 1695. She married Johannes PhilippDellinger after 1750.