Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Wednesday’s child: Eliza Ellen Marquiss

The gravestone for Eliza Ellen Marquiss (d. 1846) in Darby Township Cemetery is easy to read—or is it? Was her date of death 1846 or 1816?



Eliza Ellen
daughter of
John & Eleanor
Marquiss
died April 14
1846;
Æ. 5 days.

John Marquiss and Eleanor Croy were married May 30, 1816. Yes, if the gravestone says 1846 (and I think it does), then Eliza Ellen was born not long before her parents’ 30th wedding anniversary.


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Darby Township Cemetery, Madison County, Ohio

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