Friday, October 26, 2007

more from bob haefner

Wonder what everhappened to Maria Jane (Bovard) Griffith? She helped her mother care for all those boys. Sarah's workload must haveincreased greatly when Maria got married. Bob Haefner provides the following info:

Maria Jane BovardBirth: 4 Feb 1849 in Alpha, Scott Co., Indiana, USADeath: 3 Mar 1911 in Abington, Knox Co., Illinois, USA Parents James W Bovard and Sarah Waldsmith Young

Census: 28 Jun 1870 Johnson, Scott Co., Indiana, USA GRIFFITH, Loyd, 23, male, white, carpenter, -, 100, born Indiana GRIFFITH, Moriah, 21, female, white, keeping house, born Indiana GRIFFITH, Effa, 1, female, white, born Indiana

1880 Census 82B Columbus, Bartholomew, IndianaL GRIFFITH M Male W 38 IN Clirk In Dry Goods OH OH Mary E. GRIFFITH Wife M W 32 IN Keeping House KY VA Gui GRIFFITH Son Male W 9 IN IN IN Walter GRIFFITH Son Male W 5 IN IN IN Kathern GRIFFITH Sister 21 IN At Home IN IN (Note from JP: Emeline Phillips' son George Addison Phillips and his family also lived in Columbus in the 1880s.)

1900 Johnson, Scott, IndianaLloyd Griffiths 53 Feb 1847Mariah J Griffiths 51 Feb 1849 9 children , 7 livingJohn E Griffiths 17Clamentia l Griffiths 15Jennie L Griffiths 11Mary C Griffiths 73

1910 Knox, Illinois Abingdon Ward 1,Mrs. M J Griffith Age in 1910: 60 b indiana,parents Ohio widowed 9 children, seven living[Mrs. M J Mrs Griffith]Death 3 Mar 1911 Abington, Knox co. IL

Nancy Bovard / Petro [Sister to James W. Bovard]Death: 24 AUG 1864 in Ind (age 26) Burial: Mt Zion Cem., Brown Co Parents George Bovard and Maria McKinleyGeorge McKinley BOVARDJames W. BOVARD b: Abt 1818Cynthia Ann BOVARD b: 1820Matilda Jane BOVARD b: Abt 1821Nancy BOVARD b: Abt 1824Mary BOVARD b: 1846web info census Brown county, IndianaPhillip S Petro 30Nancy Petro 21Susan Petro 10Sabra Petro 9Sandy M Petro 6She died 24 Aug 1864

Milton S. Roseberry married Sementha Buckingham 16 Aug, 1846, in
Jefferson county, IN
(also in some searches Samantha and
These two would have been cousins to the children of
Julia Ann Waldsmith and Samuel Roseberry's children.

1 comment:

slkruse said...

Sarah's sisters were Catharine Young Sampson, Deborah Young McClure, Margaret Young Peacock, and Ethelina Young Peacock Belch. Margaret "Margy" was murdered by a "demented relative" - - hit on the head with a stone or rock. Deborah, married to Dr. Dexter McClure, died in childbirth about
1875. The family story is that she overdosed on painkillers and the doctor was out on a call. Ethe took her life by swallowing carbolic acid, apparently suffering from depression. Debby was my gg grandmother. Sarah recorded the birth of my grandmother, Lemira Orilla McClure, in her diary in June 1860.

Granny Balser whom she refers to several times, is her great aunt, Barbara Waldsmith Landon Balser, sister of her grandfather Peter Waldsmith.

Sue Kruse,
Gilroy CA

Sue Kruse,
Gilroy CA