Looking for the maiden name and any other information pertaining to the
MOTHER of OLIVE VIOLETTE (SPAFFORD) ROBINSON. Olive was born in 1859, in
Susquehanna Pennsylvania and d. 1910 in DELAWARE COUNTY, New York. Olive's death
certificate lists father as LORENZO D SPAFFORD and mother as HULDAH M. JOHNAS (last
name difficult to read but appears to be JOHNAS).
Lorenzo and Huldah were living in Harmony, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania
in 1860; in Scott, Wayne County, Pennsylvania in 1870 and Sanford, Broome
County, New York in 1880. In addition to Olive they had children: Mary, Lillie,
Lucius, Willie and Eva.
Further research reveals that Huldah was born in 1837 in New York. She had a
sister, RUTH, born in 1834 in Massachusetts. Ruth married first a Sternberg,
had a son, George and then married Ezra Banker with whom she had children:
Minnie and Charles.
Huldah died in 1897 in Algoma, Kent County, Michigan. A search for her death
certificate in Michigan was unsuccessful.
Do any of these names look familiar? I'm trying to determine if the maiden
name of HULDAH SPAFFORD was in fact JOHNAS. Any help would be appreciated. Thank
Sandy in Colorado