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Re: Samuel Orth - ca. 1840 - 1900 - Philadelphia, PA
Posted by: Donna Cowell (ID *****4500) Date: April 28, 2003 at 12:37:28
In Reply to: Re: Samuel Orth - ca. 1840 - 1900 - Philadelphia, PA by David Orth of 400

Hi David, I was thinking that Sophia may be a sister to Henry, Samuel, John, Louisa, Philip. She was born about 1828. I did find Christiana in the 1880 census (familysearch.org), living with Samuel and Louisa (nee Orth) McCully. She was 83 at the time. I found her in the 1870 Phila. City directory listed as the widow of Alexander. But I have not been able to connect Sophia directly with all of these Orths. The only circumstantial evidence I have is that her husband Joseph Clewell was listed as living at 417 Wharton St. in 1859. Later, in the 1864 Phila. City Dir. , Philip (brother of Samuel) is listed at that address. There are also other Orths at 438 and 419 Wharton St. Have you found out what/if any church your ancestors were married in?
I found Sophia's name on the familysearch.org website. Apparently someone was filling out patron sheets using Civil War Pension files. (Joseph Clewell died in the Civil War.) It listed Sophia's last name as ORTH. I found all the other ORTHs in the US Census' and Phila. City Directories. They all lived in the same section of the city, including Sophia.

Donna


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