Gary , was reading through some papers and came across some info that was sent to me back in 1994, before I had learned more about Elizabeth ( nee Smith ) Dunahoo, who remarried to MY ancestor, Joshua Tharp in VA.
from the book " The Portrait and Biographical Album of Louisa County, Iowa, acme Publishing Co., Chicago, Ill. 1889. Page 508 "
" On the 15 th of February 1838, in Pike County, Ohio , James Madison Vandervort celebrated his union with Sarah Jane Dunehoo, a native of virginia. The lady is a daughter of James and Elisabeth ( Smith ) Dunehoo, who were also born in that state, where the father followed the occupation of farming until his death, which occurred in 1825. His wife ( Elisabeth ) survived him many years, coming to Louisa County, Iowa in 1851, where she was again marrried and here she resided until called to her final home in 1860, at the age of sixty-five ".
This article does not say anything about Elizabeth remarrying to my ancestor Joshua Tharp in Virginia in 1827.
I received some new information that included a page from a family bible, stating that Elizabeth Tharp died November 4, 1860. The year would correspond with the information from the book mentioned above, and if that info in correct then I would guess that Elizabeth Tharp did die in Louisa County, Iowa on Nov. 4, 1860.
But, did she remarry again after moving to Louisa Co. Iowa ? Possibly to a man named Mr. Thomas . I have found no record of their marriage, but Elizabeth, her daughter Elizabeth Jr, and son Lee were named along with William Smith Dunahoo in Louisa County, Iowa on the 1856 Iowa State Census, giving her and the childrens last name as THOMAS. Unless, the person who read the original Census record misread the name Tharp as Thomas ???
Wish I could go to Louisa Co. Iowa and have the time to look through old records. Maybe some day ?
Thank you for your interest.
Elva Tharp Clyne
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