I don't believe that Mary A. and Maria are the same. Mary A. married L. S. McNely
10/8/1893 in Wayne County. Isham may have been a widower but his name was Isham W. Cande.
He and Nellie were married 8/25/1888 in Wayne County. I am pretty sure that Maria and
Larch or Lark are the same person. The Larch or Lark which could have been a nickname.
It would not be unusual for a family, especially a German family, to have a Mary maybe for
one grandmother and a Maria for the other grandmother. I think if you looked at the death
certificate for the Lark Brandt who died in Lawrence County that it would give her father
as Cyrus. Everything else seems to fit for them. I had an uncle who was called Larkie,
but his name was actually George.