Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday: Update on Samaria

Since the original posting of Samaria's tombstone, I was able to learn more details about her through Family Search Labs. By entering the first name of Samaria in the first name field, and the name Erwin the spouse's first name field, I retrieved a marriage record for Samaria E. Wright to Erwin Rouse, in Erie County, Ohio, on December 28, 1852. Samaria was the daughter of John A. Wright, who was a ship carpenter in Sandusky in the 1840's. After finding out that Samaria's last name was Rouse (instead of House) I checked for name in Oakland Cemetery records, which stated that her date of interment at Oakland Cemetery was March 27, 1857.

Family Search Labs continues to help us all solve those genealogical mysteries! I appreciate the flexible searching options.

The name Samaria E. is the name at the top of this weathered tombstone at Oakland Cemetery in Sandusky, Ohio. It appears that Samaria was the wife of a man named Edward, Erwin, Edwin, or Edmund. I cannot determine if House is the surname or middle name of Samaria's spouse. If anyone has any more information about Samaria who died long ago in Erie County, please leave a message in the comments field.

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