Wednesday, September 21, 2016

WEDDING WEDNESDAY ~ Edith E. Thorp marriage to George B. Surdam - 1865

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Edith E. Thorp married George B. Surdam
December 28, 1865
in Lewis Corners, Oswego, New York

Edith Eliza Thorp is my 2nd great grandaunt.  She is the daughter of Monson Thorp, Sr. (1801-1888) and Lany Cooper (1815-1886).
Edith was born in Skaneateles, Onondaga, New York in Jan 1843.  

She first married Walter B. Thorp on 19 Jan 1862.  Sadly, Walter was killed at the Battle of Gettysburg on 1 Jul 1863, leaving Edith a widow with an infant girl, at age 20.

George B. Surdam and Edith married 2 years after Walter’s death.  They went on to have 4 children: Ida F., born 1870 in Michigan, George B. Jr., born 1871 in Michigan, died of Typhoid Fever in 1879, Udora Lany, born 1874 and Grace B. born 1881.

I did not have a record of Edith & George’s marriage until I received her Civil War Widow’s Pension file last week.  Contained in that file is this record of the marriage.

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This couple moved from New York to Michigan before the birth of their first child in 1870.  All the children were born in Michigan, the last one being born in 1881.  The couple is then found in 1890 living back in Skaneateles, Onondaga, New York, where they appear to remain until their deaths in 1898 and 1915.
I would very much like to connect with anyone descended from this couple or from Edith’s first child Marian.

Happy hunting,
Michigan Girl

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