Saturday, July 17, 2010

Maybe Emma A. (Dean) Tyler isn't missing after all!

Maybe the location of Emma A. (Dean) Tyler isn't such a mystery after all?  I recently came across the following message board post on Ancestry:

Looking for info on Emma A. or Emma Udelia Dean. Born 1836 Warren Co. Ohio. Died 1889 Platteville, Wisconsin. Married Dr. Abel Royce Tyler.

This information almost exactly matches up with our Emma A. (Dean) Tyler!   The major difference being that the 1870 United States Federal Census lists our Emma as being born in New York.  As any genealogist would tell you, these birth locations are often listed wrong for a variety of reasons and should not be a deterrent until verified.  Additionally, she is listed to the only Abel Royce Tyler I have come across and her 1889 death in Platteville places her near her remaining family after Abel's death in 1879.

I emailed the person who posted the request and she said that she got that information from her grandmother's notes.  The notes also state that Emma was French, but that was all.  The lady is going to see if she can find anything else through family.  I spent some time searching the online cemetery indexes for Grant County and came up empty handed.  Anyone in Wisconsin want to make a road trip to look up records in Lancaster?

Sara Beth 

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