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While a person is more than just facts and figures, I didn't want this post to go on for pages and pages so stuck to the basics. Yes, I only listed a few tid-bits but you and I both know there is more to these women. If I am lucky there will be follow up posts with stories of discovery and stories of them in the future.
Philena L. Brown
She is my husband's 4th great-grandmother. Born abt 1810 in Maine and died bef 1880 in Swanville, Waldo County, Maine. She married twice: James Cunningham and Joshiah Emmerson. Her sister Mary married James's brother William, also in the Swanville / Belfast, Maine area. There are family rumors are that the Brown sisters were of Scottish decent after a stop over for a couple generations in Northern Ireland, eventually making their way to New England.
Margaret Ann Brundage
She is my husband's 2nd great-grandmother. Born 25 Dec 1851 in Illinois, died 15 March 1930 in Portland, Washington, and is buried in Pioneer Cemetery. She married Stephen Crabb 8 feb 1872 in Putnam, Missouri. They traveled west to the Washington Territory and were among the first settlers in their area of the future Washington State.
She is my 3rd great-grandmother, and most of the following information was given to me (with documents and sources!) by a recently found cousin. Thank you Sue! Born 7 May 1830 in Harrison County, Ohio and died 5 Jan 1910 in Lost River Township, Martin County, Indiana. From her death certificate I know her father's name was Strausbaugh and she was buried in Waggoner Cemetery. She married Andrew Jackson Davisson in Ohio about 1853.
Dorothy Ann Jent
She is my 5th great-grandmother. Born 1742 at St. Mary's, Maryland and died in 1812 at Nelson County, Kentucky. She married Rodolphus Norris in 1765 at St. Mary's, Maryland.
She is my 3rd great-grandmother. Born in Indiana abt 1842 and died before 1900, perhaps all in Orange County. She married Willis Mayfield Freeman 7 Feb 1861 in Orange County, Indiana.
Maria or Mary Meier/Meyer
She is my husband's 3rd great grandmother. Born 1853 in Germany and died 30 April 1900 in New York, New York. She married twice: Augustus Heinritz and Emil Jahnke. You can read a post about her and my discoveries here.
She is my 5th great-grandmother. Born abt 1757 in Maryland and died 1817 in Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland. She married Edward Arvin (Harvin/Harbin/Harben) abt 1785.
She is my husband's 2nd great-grandmother. Born 1846 in Coates, Sommerset, England and died before 1874 in Wales (most likely in Llwynypia, Glamorgan, Wales). She married Thomas Pittard before 1869 most likely in Somerset. Thomas went on to marry her younger sister Jane Tachell after Ann's death. Thomas and Jane immigrated to the United States with their and Ann's children through New York in 1883.