Friday, February 14, 2014

Query: Matilda Galloway, Adams County

       Your index shows Matilda Galloway, wife of Covey, died in the year 1831 and is buried in Crawford Cemetery, Adams County.  She is in the 1850 census with Covey and children.  Local history of Adams County about the Morningstars states that Covey Galloway married Mary Ann Morningstar in 1857 after his wife died. 
      Could the gravestone have been transcribed incorrectly?  Is the 3 in 1831 really a 5?  is the year 1 a 7? At least 1851 makes more sense in view of the census and the births of children in the 1840s. Thank you.

Marilyn Stanton
11239 Ringtail Road
Penn Valley, CA 95946

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