Monday, May 7, 2012

A widower remarries

As the spring breezes blew through the branches of the tall cedar trees in Foster Chapel Cemetery, the obelisk at the grave of Mary Quinney (d. 1879) was in and out of the sun.

Eventually I caught it mostly in the sun.

wife of

May 9, 1879;
Aged 61 Yrs.

According to the 1870 Federal Census, Mary and John Quinney both were born in England. Like their Ohio neighbors, John was a farmer. Mary’s sister Sarah was living in the household as well.

A quick check of the 1880 Federal Census shows John and Sarah still living on the farm (with the same neighbors, the Timmons family), but now Sarah is listed as—you guessed it—his wife.

Sure enough, has an image of their marriage record. John Quinney married Miss Sarah Parish on June 27, 1879.

Foster Chapel Cemetery, Madison County, Ohio

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