Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Family Milestones: July 6th

My maternal 4th-great grandparents, John LAMBERTSON and Sarah A. WILLSON, were married on this date in 1822 in Belvidere, Sussex County, New Jersey.  The parentage of John is unknown.  Sarah was the daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth (________) WILLSON.  John was born circa 1800 in New Jersey.  Sarah was born circa 1804 in New Jersey.  They raised 10 children in Warren County, New Jersey and Butler County, Ohio.  Sarah died December 21, 1881 in Ohio.  John died October 1875 in Farmersville, Montgomery County, Ohio.  Both are buried in the Farmersville Cemetery, Farmersville, Montgomery County, Ohio.

My paternal 2nd-great granduncle, George W. METZNER, was born on this date in 1847 in Licking County, Ohio.  George was the son of John and Catherine (YOUNG) METZNER, and the younger brother of my John Adam METZNER.  George married Elizabeth ________.  Elizabeth was born in 1849.  They lived in Noble Township, Jay County, Indiana.  Elizabeth died February 19, 1942.  George died May 16, 1875.  Both are buried in the Mt. Zion Cemetery, Jay County, Indiana.

My maternal great-grandfather, Virgil Lee WRIGHT, was born on this date in 1894 in Orestes, Madison County, Indiana.  Virgil was the son of John William and Ellen (KING) WRIGHT.  Virgil married June 19, 1915 in Alexandria, Madison County, Indiana to Edna Muriel PIERCE, daughter of William Francis and Clara (PENISTEN) PIERCE.  Edna was born February 7, 1897 in Madison County, Indiana.  They had 3 children.  Edna died March 3, 1968 in Anderson, Madison County, Indiana.  Virgil died March 25, 1972 in Alexandria, Madison County, Indiana.  Both are buried in Park View Cemetery, Alexandria, Madison County, Indiana.

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