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Viroqua - Veroqua - Visa - Misa KERSEY-Johns
Posted by: Regine Kersey (ID *****3823) Date: August 06, 2008 at 12:34:05
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Daughter of William John Kersey and Mary Scarborough (?)
B: June 10, 1872
D: April 22, 1948
M: George W. Johns on June 11, 1890 Green Cove Springs, Clay County, FL

Would like to add that poor Veroqua's name has been spelled a different way throughout her history. Here is where I have found her and how I've found her (spelling):

1880 Clay County, FL Census: "Visa"
*"Polly", Head of house, is her Mother "Mary". In all other census Mary is listed as Mary but in this one she is listed as Polly. Polly was/is a nickname for Mary. The father, William, had recently died maybe they were running from collectors? Polly/Mary's name is also transcribed wrong from original census. Her age is listed as on original census.

1900 Clay County, FL census: "Viranga" is how it's transcribed on ancestry. On the original census it is "Viroqua".

1910 Desoto County, FL census: "V.E."
*Her husband, George W., is also listed by his initials but those are completely wrong also. They are written in original census as "D.W."

1920 Desoto County, FL census: "Misa"
Original is hard to read. Could be Visa/Misa but ancestry has it transcribed as "Misa". "Visa" was a nickname of hers.

1930 Avon Park, Highlands, FL census: "Viroqua"

1948 Florida Death Index: "Viroqua"
I have ordered death certificate and shall see what that says!

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