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Posted by: Katheryn Devine (ID *****0448) Date: June 28, 2008 at 13:13:59
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Sophia was daughter of Elizabeth Isgrigg and John H. Fitzwater. She married William Brown after the 1880 census when she lives with her parents in Washington Co., MO. Sophia and William had a dau. Eary (only child) born Feb 1880 Sullivan Co. MO(may have been adopted by Sophia and William). Eary's married name is on Sophia's death cert. (MO Archives)1912 in Scott Co., MO - William's death cert. same Co. 1924 - second wife probably. Eary gave a Family Bible to a living relative with the names of her Fitzwater and Isgrigg Ancestry. Eary married 1899. To date no census or other record has been located on Eary incl. her birth.

Both Sophironia and William's death certificate identify their parents. The mothers are both Isgriggs - relationship not yet determined/proven.

A WIDELY CIRCULATED ERROR (for many years) is that Sophia married Beverly (or some say Ben) Hansel. This needs to be corrected.
There is a marriage record for Beverly Hansel in Crawford Co., MO 26 May 1880 (prior to census enumeration) to a Jane G. Fitzwater (identity unknown)which is also posted on internet by Byron Nelson. Beverly's brother is Benjamin. These families are in 1900 and 1910 census.

NOTE: Someone, somewhere, somehow made this serious genealogy error and it has been widely published, and copied by many. Jane G. and Sophia are NOT the same individual. I hope this will help correct this widely published error.

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