I’m still catching up from my move, so this and the next post will be short. The 22nd theme was “So Far Away.” I thought of an ancestor on my father’s side whose details still need some fleshing out. I wonder where her grave was located; close to family or far away from where her children settled.
Angelina Frazier was born in Pennsylvania circa 1810 according to the 1850 U. S. census. She was married to Jasper Green and at some point they moved from Washington, PA to Londonderry, Guernsey County, Ohio. Husband, wife and nine children are listed in that 1850 census and most were recorded as having been born in Pennsylvania with the exception of Jesse, age 14, and Sarah, age 1 (my gr-gr-grandmother).
Angelina did not appear in the 1860 census and the family was recorded as living in Genoa, Ohio in Delaware County. Six children were living with their father Jasper, including Martha, a child born in 1852. Angelina probably died between 1852 and 1860, but I have yet to find any records of her death or burial. Would she have been buried in Londonderry, OH or taken back to Pennsylvania? Why did the family leave Londonderry? One clue: Jasper’s occupation is listed as farmer in 1850 and shoemaker in 1860.
A possible line of research would be to trace the older children listed in the 1850 census to see whether they settled in Londonderry or left as well. Finally, Genoa was further away from Pennsylvania than Londonderry so that may have affected ties to the Frazier side of the family. I made a map to show the moves: