Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Wednesday’s child: Romancy A. Good

The small tablet marker in Fletcher Chapel bears simple sunburst carvings and a rising sun. It marks the grave of Romancy A. Good (d. 1845), who died when she was nine years old.

Romancy’s epitaph is not readable, but begins by addressing her parents: My parents dear, ... .

daughter of
Jacob &
Margaret A.
Good, died
Oct. 4, 1845.
aged 9 y’s.

Jacob and Margaret Good are listed with their large family in the 1850 United States Federal Census records for Violet Township, Fairfield County, Ohio.

Had Romancy lived, she would have been about 14 years old when the 1850 census was taken. Interestingly, there is a Good child, Jacob, listed as 14 years old in the census. And look at the tidy progression of the ages of the Good children: 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18.

Where did Romancy fit, I wonder.

The elder Jacob is buried near Romancy. According to his gravestone inscription, he died in December, 1850.

Fletcher Chapel Cemetery, Fairfield, Ohio


  1. Possibly a twin? Or possibly the ages are off. I find that a lot.


  2. What a pretty name...., I wondered if Jacob was Romancy's twin as well.


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