Thursday, June 14, 2012

Mother's Maiden Name

I went to Salt Lake City for research in April 2012. During my time there I found an entry for the Althea Scoville. According to Althea Scoville's son, her maiden name was FRENCH.

My grandmother Nancy Ames was Nancy Theo Ames and I think she was named after Althea Scoville. Possibly Althea Scoville was married twice, once to a Palon and then to Geroge Scoville.

However in 1850 when Orthera was living with the Scoville family the wife of Geroge was Mary from Kentucky. So possibly Mary was married to a Palon prior to marrying George. It looks like Mary was the second wife of George based upon the ages of the children in the census and that Mary may have died between 1850 and 1860 because George is married to Althea in1860 and Orthera is no longer living with them. However I think Orthera grew up in this family and why she was missing from the 1860 census I don't know. Her sister Ruth Scoville in 1860 census referred to Orthera later in life as her sister. And if Orthera named her daughter Nancy Theo Ames she must have known both of them
I am hoping someone can help me solve this mystery.
I really don't think the maiden name of Althea Scoville  is FRENCH.
On an old death certificate which is faded and now illegible the Maiden name of the mother was FINN

"Wisconsin, Marriages, 1836-1930," George Scoville in entry for Charles Scoville and Edith B. Vanderbilt, 1886

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Groom's Name: Charles Scoville
Groom's Birth Date:
Groom's Birthplace: Magnolia, Rock Co.
Groom's Age:
Bride's Name: Edith B. Vanderbilt
Bride's Birth Date:
Bride's Birthplace: Spring Grove
Bride's Age:
Marriage Date: 24 Dec 1886
Marriage Place: Juda, Green, Wisconsin
Groom's Father's Name: George Scoville
Groom's Mother's Name: Althera French
Bride's Father's Name: John Vanderbilt
Bride's Mother's Name: Sylvenia Young
Groom's Race: White
Groom's Marital Status:
Groom's Previous Wife's Name:
Bride's Race: White
Bride's Marital Status:
Bride's Previous Husband's Name:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M00344-9
System Origin: Wisconsin-EASy
Source Film Number: 1266669
Reference Number: no 00402
Source Citation
"Wisconsin, Marriages, 1836-1930," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 14 June 2012), George Scoville in entry for Charles Scoville and Edith B. Vanderbilt, 1886.

Name: Geo Scoville
Age in 1860: 49
Birth Year: abt 1811
Birthplace: Connecticut
Home in 1860: Magnolia, Rock, Wisconsin
Gender: Male
Post Office: Magnolia
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members:
Name Age
Geo Scoville 49
Autheah Scoville 37
Laura Scoville 5
Chas Scoville 1
Geo Scoville 20
James Scoville 19
Amasa Scoville 18
Roth Scoville 9
Julja A Mc Donald 17

1850 United States Federal Census about Orthera C Palin

Name: Orthera C Palin
Age: 3
Birth Year: abt 1847
Birthplace: Michigan
Home in 1850: Brooklyn, Green, Wisconsin
Gender: Female
Family Number: 80
Household Members:
Name Age
George Scovell 37
Mary J Scovell 32
George Scovell 11
James Scovell 10
Amisy Scovell 9
Mary L Scovell 0
Orthera C Palin 3
Julia Scovell 77

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