Saturday, August 10, 2013

Darling Monument at Oakland Cemetery

This lovely obelisk in the North Ridge section of Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery honors the memory of Joseph Mills Darling, his wife Abbie, and their daughter Rosella. According to Grant Gregory's  book ANCESTORS AND DESCENDANTS OF HENRY GREGORY (Gregory, 1938), Joseph Mills Darling was born in New Haven, Ohio to Joseph Darling and Zaphira (Dana) Darling, on September 2, 1822. He was a carpenter, and later became a prosperous contractor in Sandusky, Ohio. In 1845, Joseph Mills Darling married Abbie/Abby Lurana Gregory, the daughter of George and Polly (Waring) Gregory. Joseph Mills Darling died on August 11, 1874, at the age of 51 years, 11 months, and 9 days. Abbie Darling, who had been born in 1824, died on March 31, 1902, at the age of 78.

The daughter of Joseph M. and Abbie Darling, Rosella Z. Darling, died on August 15, 1846, at the age of 5 months and 10 days of age.

To read more about the families of Joseph M. and Abbie (Gregory) Darling, see the book ANCESTORS AND DESCENDANTS OF HENRY GREGORY, available full-text at Heritage Quest.

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