No, I wasn't offended. If anything I feel that your answer, and my confusion
can help others in a similar situation. I have gone over census material and
so far cannot find ANY information on Aurea's in-laws which is extremely
frustrating. I feel I'm missing something but don't know what it is as of
I do feel that Cyrus is the key, he came from CT, 1st married in CT, then I
believe he came to Masonville, then went to Ohio which is where Aurea was
for a few years, then Aurea returned to Masonville and I find Cyrus buried
in the cemetery and his 2nd wife in a census with Aurea and family. In North
research it says that Cyrus came to NY, but not where in NY, I think
Masonville. Both Cyrus and Aurea are in Portage Ohio at the same time as
What I do find strange is no headstone for Electa in cemetery with Cyrus or
Aurea and his family, they were well off financially and to me this is very
strange unless she remarried which is very possible and I haven't found that
I do appreciate your help, many times others see what the researcher does
not, or has different ideas on where to look next.
From: Vernon Aldrich
Date: 12/28/2008 7:41:06 AM
Subject: Re: [NYDELAWA] NYDELAWA Digest, Vol 3, Issue 227
I hope you weren't offended by my asking what might have been considered
obvious, but I like to be sure . . . I'm not surprised with your answer.
I would start with trusting the census since you don't know Aurea's mother's
family. (You left "know" out of your sentence, I think.) That would have
her as Maria's sister or sister-in-law. Of the two, I would expect her to
be with a blood relative, so I lean toward her being Maria's sister.
And I still wouldn't discount the relationship as based on Cyrus as you
suggest. A match on birth state in the census would have helped.
Date: Sat, 27 Dec 2008 08:42:45 -0500 (Eastern Standard Time)
From: "Tree-Digger" <Tree-Digger(a)stny.rr.com>
Subject: Re: [NYDELAWA] Electa North
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I do realize that the relationship is "supposed" to be to head of
but I cannot find that relationship. So the answer to your questions is
both, I don't trust the census taker and I am looking for verification.
The other questions which I have, is the relationship with the husband
North and not Electa but being she was married to Cyrus is listed as an
Which side of the family is she an aunt from? Aurea's parents were Johann
Christian Getter and Maria (Polly) Greene. Johann does not have a sister
named Electa, but did have one born in 1821, her name was Ann Margaret or
Margaret Ann. I do not about Aurea's mother's family, so it is also
possible Electa comes from there.
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