Thursday, May 21, 2015

Tirzah March, 1799-1875

According to U.S. Census records, Tirzah March was born in Maine. In 1850 she was age 51, and resided in Highland County, Ohio with her husband Henry J. March. There were several March children in the household, ranging in age from 11 to 25, as well as a 16 year old named Ann E. McNary. In 1860, Henry and Tirzah March were still in Highland County, along with Westly March, age 21 and Tirzah Hart, age 14. Henry J. March died on Christmas Day in 1860, and he was buried in Highland County. By 1870, Tirzah March had moved to the first ward of the city of Sandusky. She was living with the J.L. Lewis family at that time. The May 22, 1875 issue of the Sandusky Register reported that Mrs. Tirzah March had died on May 21, 1875 in the seventy-seventh year. Funeral services were held at the Methodist Episcopal Church, and burial was in Oakland Cemetery. The name "Tirzah" comes from the Hebrew language and means "she is my delight."

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