Friday, November 26, 2010

Can you help me find the family of Joseph Levens MARSH?

During our work in America Cemetery we came across a stone that was not listed in the burial records. The stone belonged to a 3 month old baby, Joseph Levens MARSH.

Born: 12 April 1853
Died: 12 July 1853

I was able to determine that the parents of baby Joseph were Bazelel Wills MARSH and Sarah Ann ENDICOTT. They are listed in the 1860 census of Wabash County, Indiana along with their surviving children. (Including daughter Josephine born in 1854, I'm sure that was in memory to baby Joseph)

There are two public member trees on Ancestry with BW and Sarah and their children. However, neither tree lists Joseph. I'm afraid the descendants may not know about Joseph since he would not be listed in any census and is not listed in the cemetery records. But, both members on Ancestry have not been active in a long time.

A quick Google search reveals that Sarah Ann ENDICOTT may be related to John ENDECOTT, the first govenor of Massachuesetts! Which leads me to believe that someone out there must be actively researching the MARSH family of Wabash County, Indiana.

If you have found this blog through a google search, please contact me. I really want Joseph to be reunited with his family.

1 comment:

  1. Lisa-
    You are definitely the cemetery expert. I empathize with your wish to rejoin the children to the parents. Possibly the mother died and the father remarried creating a new family. I have seen this in my own family.

    BTW - Your stats are one of the choices on your dashboard. If you click on it you can see everything. Then look at the more link for audience and traffic sources. Such fun - even for someone trying to be invisible.