Well, in looking through my data base for the name Brown, I happened on the following. Is there any possibility that the following references to Carrie Brown might be to your Carrie? This Carrie Brown is a daughter of a Peter Walling Coykendall. I'm sorry that I don't have more -- the reason that I have this info is because of the reference to Mary Walling rather than to Carrie Brown.
Your Carrie and the Carrie from the following may be two different persons, but aren't there a lot of coincidences -- both b about the same time, b married a Brown, both had Michigan residence, both had some NY roots, etc.
You may have previously posted this, but
*When did your Carrie die? Where?
*In looking at my notes, I see that in previous correspondence you told me that Carrie received a widow's Civil War pension in SD after her husband died. Do you have a copy of the pension file?
From George Benson Kuykendall's HISTORY OF THE KUYKENDALL FAMILY SINCE ITS SETTLEMENT IN DUTCH NEW YORK IN 1646, published Portland OR about 1919. Book is on film from Family History Library, Film # 1421894, item 1. pp 302-3, quoting from letter from Mrs. Carrie Coykendall Brown of Charlotte, Michigan: "My grandfather, Henry Coykendall, came to New York state when a boy and lived there all his life. My grandmother, Mary Walling Coykendall, was born December 18, 1798, and died December 24, 1863. Their children were: Ermenda, born April 30, 1816, died February 12, 1833. Emanuel, born April 14, 1818, died February . . . ."
Earlier on p 302 from same letter: "I can give the following from my father, Peter Walling Coykendall, who was born in Yates county, New York State, February 14, 1823, and is still living in Charlotte, Mich., with me. He is in his 90th year. Will enclose what records he gave me. Peter Walling Coykendall was born February 14, 1823, Yates county, N.Y. Laura Ann Kimball Coykendall was born February 9, 1822. Their children: Eudora Lucretia Coykendall, born January 2, 1866, died March, 1893. Frank Emery Coykendall was born February 28, 1851, died 1910. Carrie Coykendall Brown was born December 28, 1859."
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