Saturday, September 12, 2009

Margary R. Crippen

In Groton Township's Deyo Cemetery is the tombstone of Margary Crippen. The inscription reads:

Margary R.
daughter of E.S.
& Sarahann Crippen
Died Sept. 14, 1847
Aged 1 year 8 mos.
& 7 days

A pedigree chart found at Rootsweb indicates that Margary was the daughter of Elisha S. Crippen and Sarah Ann Lemon. Margary was the great granddaughter of Seth Harrington, a pioneer settler of Groton Township. The book HISTORY OF ERIE COUNTY, OHIO, edited by Lewis Cass Aldrich, reports that in the early days of Groton Township, Seth Harrington and George Sprague made coffins out of oak trees.

To learn more about the Harrington family, see the description of the Captain Jonathan Harrington collection at the R. B. Hayes Presidential Center's website.

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