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Silas Vansky & Mary A. Fuls - Hardin Co., OH
Posted by: Nancy Allen (ID *****6491) Date: June 27, 2007 at 07:03:36
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An affidavit by J. W. [James Wesley] Williams, dated June 2, 1914, states that when Jacob Fuls, Sr. died, one of his surviving children was Mary A. Fuls whose husband was Silas Vansky.

"Marriage Records, 1833-1918, Probate Court, Hardin Co., OH," at list the following:

Mary Ann Fuls m. John Monroe 31 Oct 1845
Mary Ann Monroe m. Silas Vansky 7 Nov 1850

Records for Harvey Cemetery in McDonald Twp., Hardin Co., OH state that John Monroe died 25 Oct 1849 aged 29Y 10M 3D. This appears to show that Mary Ann Monroe was a widow when she married Silas Vansky, but the Harvey Cemetery records also list Mary Ann Monroe, wife of John Monroe, died 8 Mar 1858? aged 33Y 9M 17D. This can't be the wife of Silas Vansky since Mary Ann was alive in 1914. Silas and Mary Ann are in the census for 1860, 1880, and 1900. I haven't found them in 1870. Can anyone explain this? Did John Monroe and Mary Ann Fuls get a divorce and then John Monroe married another Mary Ann before he died in 1849 ???

1860 Federal Census, Hardin County, Ohio, McDonald Township, dwelling #7, family #7. (Silas Vansky, age 40, farmer; Mary Ann, age 33; Geo. W., age 8; Jacob, age 7; John, age 5; Anne C., age 4; Phebe J., age 2; Alexander, age 3/12; all born Ohio)

1880 Federal Census, Hardin County, Ohio, Lynn Township, dwelling #128, family #128. (Silas Vansky, age 60, farmer, parents born Virginia; wife Mary, age 54, parents born Pennsylvania; son John, age 24; son Alexander, age 20; daughter Margaret, age 18; son William S., age 13; all born Ohio, parents of children born Ohio)

1900 Federal Census, Logan County, Ohio, Richland Township, dwelling #162, family #162. (Silas Vansky, born Apr 1820, age 80, married 50 years, father born Virginia, mother born Kentucky; wife Mary, born Oct 1825, age 74, married 50 years, 9 children/7 living, father born Germany, mother born Pennsylvania; son Jacob, born Feb 1853, age 47, married 18 years; son William S., born Oct 1866, age 33, single; all born Ohio)

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