Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday: John and Mary (Lemasters) Petry


John PETRY, son of Charles and Susannah (WEHRLY) PETRY, and his wife, Mary (LEMASTERS) PETRY, daughter of Luman Walker and Nancy (YOUNG) LEMASTERS, are buried at the Salamonia Cemetery, Jay County, Indiana.  John was my 1st cousin 3 times removed, while Mary was my 2nd-great grandaunt.

John was born May 27, 1860 in Jay County, Indiana.  Mary was born February 26, 1849 in Shelby County, Ohio.

John and Mary were married on August 4, 1883 in Jay County, Indiana.

John was a farmer, and census records locate the family in Noble, Penn and Greene Townships of Jay County.

Mary died December 28, 1892 in Jay County, Indiana.  John died February 16, 1942 in Jay County, Indiana.

Known children of John and Mary (LEMASTERS) PETRY:
  • Bessie PETRY (c. 1891-     )
  • Rachel PETRY (c. 1892-     )
Source: Salamonia Cemetery (Jay County, Indiana), John and Mary Petry marker, photographed by Travis LeMaster, 26 March 2009. 

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