Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Today in Family History - 11 Aug

My 5th great-grandmother Charity Young (Erickson line) died on this day in 1815 in Tioga County, New York [1, 2]. She was buried at Wellsburg Baptist Church Cemetery in Wellsburg, Chumung, New York. I had the opportunity to visit this cemetery in Nov 2008 while on a trip to Toronto, Ontario and took a photograph of her grave marker.

(Note: There is apparently a long-running controversy over Charity's maiden name: Young or Perkins. I have merely chosen what seems to be the most accepted name.)

[1] Tice, Joyce M., Tri-Counties Genealogy and History. Cemetery Record for Wellsburg or Baptist Church Cemetery, Chemung County, Page 2.
[2] Tice, Joyce M., Tri-Counties Genealogy and History. Comfort "Bible" Record. From a piece of paper in a Bible; origin of information uncertain.

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