Submitted by Descendant: Anisca “Nickey” Bronson NEEL

Mary was born 11 March 1848 in Hamilton County, Florida, the daughter of James Robert Bronson and first wife Sarah Yates.  The family was listed in the 1850 Columbia County census.

Mary married William Henry Yates circa 1867.  He was the son of pioneers James Yates, Jr. and Mary Polly Lamb and grandson of pioneers James Yates, Sr. and Agnes Rowland.  William Henry Yates and Mary S. Bronson had eleven children, all born at Shingle Creek, Osceola County, Florida.  They were: James Radford, John Leonard “Jack”, Edward D. Mary Margaret, Vina Vianner “Viney”, William Robert, Rebecca “Becky”, General Floyd, John Quincy Adam, Henry William, and Sallie Lizziebeth Yates.

Mary died 3 June 1922 and is buried at Shingle Creek Cemetery, Kissimmee, Florida.

Mary S. Bronson was first established as a Florida Pioneer in 2002