Re: [Genealogy Research Club] Re: My brick wall in Locating Eliza Ann Bunce and Descendants.
- I looked on ancestry, at the 1850 census, since this is the first one
that listed every member of the household and was before she
married. At first I couldn't find her, but after I found the info on
the new LDS site (see below), I searched again and found her in Ohio,
living just a couple of doors away from Franklin Sexton and his
family, which answers the question, how did a man from Ohio meet and
marry a girl from Michigan?
Name: Eliza Bunce
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1824
Birth Place: New York
Home in 1850(City,County,State): Huron, Erie, Ohio
Eliza Bunce 26
George Bunce 22
Phillip Smith 16
Douglass Wright 30
Jabez Wright 2
Meranda Wright 27
On the actual census form, Douglas Wright is listed first, so no
doubt is Head of Household, followed by wife and baby. Then Eliza,
then Philip Smith, then George Bunce. Since Eliza and George aren't
listed together and he's 4 yr younger, I'd guess they're brother and
sister, not married. Too bad they're not living with their
parents. There is one Bunce family living in Liberty, MI, in 1850,
all from NY, OH or MI, so it may be the main family these two are
from - maybe they stayed behind for some reason, then when Eliza
decided to get married she went to her parents' home to do so. So
I'll send that too (from ancestry):
Name: Oliver Bunce
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1800
Home in 1850(City,County,State): Liberty, Jackson, Michigan
Anson Bunce 8
Caroline Bunce 45
Franklin Bunce 7
Harrison Bunce 16
Jeremiah Bunce 19
John Bunce 14
Lucinda Bunce 17
Martin Bunce 11
Mary Bunce 3
Mitchell Bunce 6
Oliver Bunce 50
Sarah Bunce 12
The actual form shows Oliver's birthplace as unknown, the 1860 census
shows New Hampshire.
Have you tried getting a marriage certificate for Eliza's first
marriage, since you know exactly when and where she was married? It
might confirm this was her family.
I also looked on a new LDS site, www.pilot.familysearch.org , and
found the info about her second marriage, to Alva Baxter. It shows
she was born in 1925 in Mt. Morris, NY. Unfortunately it doesn't
give her parents names. Here's the (very long!) link.
I've saved copies of the actual 1850 census forms and will be happy
to email them directly to you if you tell me it's okay (otherwise I
won't). I don't think I can send attachments via the group.
I hope this helps some.
At 02:04 PM 8/29/2008, you wrote:
>Hello everyone at genealogyresearchclub, This is Erick Hoeman of[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
>allages4us. I need your help and expertise in my brick wall in locating
>Eliza Ann Bunce and Descendants. She is my ggggrandmother from Liberty,
>Jackson Co. Mi. Who married on 12 July 1852 Liberty, Jackson Co. Mi. to
>my ggggrandfather Franklin Sexton born 1829 Huron Co. Oh. died in the
>Army on 17 Jan. 1865 in Jefferson USG Hospital,Jefferson Co. Indiania.
>In the Widows Army Pension Papers on 24 Mar. 1866, listed Eliza Ann
>(Bunce)Sexton (40) forty years of age. She would be born 1826 Mi.?NY.?
>Along with her other children. Three sons,and a daughter. One son name
>listed was Myron Henry Sexton, born 18 May 1855 which is my
>gggrandfather. After Franklin Sexton death, Eliza Ann Sexton married a
>Alvah Baxter (b.1818) on 28 Dec. 1867 in Liberty,Jackson Co. Mi. My
>brick wall is locating her parents, and descendants from Mi. and else
>where NY./VT.? To all whom it may concern here,at genealogyresearchclub
>for your help and expertise in breaking through the brick walls of
>genealogy linage and finding answer in locating my quest to allages4us
>family and descendants search. I'll greatly appreciate your help, info.
>and time in this issue,and thanking each and everyone in advance on my
>brick wall side of the Bunce Family of Jackson Co. Mi. Thanks again
>Erick Hoeman, Glendale,AZ . EH.