Thursday, August 29, 2013

Blanche Bertha Lewis (1870-1962), Jay County, Indiana

Working on filling in some gaps in my database by utilizing the "Indiana Marriages, 1811-1959" database at Familysearch.org to see what updates and corrections I could find.

Blanche Bertha Lewis (1870-1962) was the daughter of Albert Garrison and Ermina (Petry) Lewis.  Her marriage to William Stevenson Ashcraft on November 8, 1887 in Jay County, Indiana was found in the database.  Prior to this find, I only had the date of their marriage in my database.

"Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V6R5-MHP : accessed 06 Aug 2013), William S Ashcraft and Blanche B Lewis, 1887.
Blanche Bertha Lewis was my paternal 4th cousin twice removed.  Our common ancestor was Steffan Petry (1729-1793) and his first wife.  Blanche and William lived in Jay County and were the parents of four children.  In the 1930 census, they were residing in Wabash Township, Jay County, Indiana.
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