Sunday, July 10, 2016

Eddy Monument at Perkins Cemetery

This tall monument at Perkins Cemetery in Erie County, Ohio honors the memory of several members of the Eddy Family. Roswell Eddy, was born in Connecticut about 1780. He died in April of 1866. Roswell Eddy married Hannah Taylor in 1802. Hannah died in January, 1871 at the age of 87 years. You can read much more about the Roswell Eddy family, and their journey from Connecticut to Ohio in the June, 1866 issue of the Firelands Pioneer.  Elmira (sometimes spelled Almira) Eddy, the daughter of Roswell and Hannah died in 1857, at the age of 55.

Joseph Eddy was a son of Roswell and Hannah Eddy. He lived on farmland in Perkins Township, Erie County, Ohio,  with his family. Joseph Eddy married Caroline Akins, and they raised six children, four sons and two daughters. Joseph Eddy died in 1898. Caroline Eddy died in 1883.

Martha J. Eddy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Eddy, and grandchild of Mr. and Mrs. Roswell Eddy, died in 1848 at the age of 6.

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