Monday, September 2, 2013

Elizabeth Davids Park.... Who Were You?

As mysterious female ancestors go, Elizabeth Davids is certainly a prime example. Even though she married into the well documented Park(e) family, she remains an unknown.

Elizabeth Davids was born 2 September 1785, though I can’t find where I go this date from! So I can’t vouch for the accuracy of it. I have no idea who her parents could be.....

She married Ephraim Park on 2 September 1804, he was a young widower with a couple of children… Elizabeth would go on to have a number of children of her own including: Ephraim, Sidney, Charles, Eliza, Margaret Snyder Burgett, and Lucy Bacon. 

By the 1810s they were living in Chenango County, New York and in 1816 Ephraim died in Ontario County, New York, leaving Elizabeth a young widow with a large family to care for…Whether this is where the family was living at the time is unclear.

Also unclear is what happened to Elizabeth after this point! I don’t know if she remarried (she was only 31 years old) or died young herself.  In fact, I don’t even know for sure that she outlived her husband! She could have died prior to 1816.  Many of her children remained in the area and their families are fairly well documented.

I’d love to have some answers on the life of Elizabeth! Does anyone have her in their family tree?!


1 comment:

  1. i saw the name Davids and Bacon in one of the several counties in oregon cemetery while i was browsing. Though may be common name.
    Very nice blog.