Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Orcutt-Metzner connection

Initiated correspondence with Mary K. Guinn regarding the ORCUTT and METZNER line, and the connection with Harry PIERPONT.  She sent me a nice printout of the descendants of James Orcutt (1857-1925) who married Samantha METZNER (1857-1890).  James was Harry PIERPONT's grandfather.

Samantha was her name as listed in the 1860 census, when she was 2 years old.  By the 1870 census, her name was listed as Amanda.  I still need to obtain her marriage record from Jay County.  In the 1880 census, she was listed as Amanda.  Ancestry.com shows the marriage of James ORCUTT to Samantha E. METZNER taking place May 12, 1878 in Jay County, Indiana.  They had three surviving children, George, Lena and Mamie.  Melvin died as an infant and is buried in the Mt. Zion Cemetery, Jay County, Indiana.

After Samantha's death, James remarried to Nancy E. MAYO on December 11, 1893 in Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana.  They also had three surviving children, Carl, Hazel and Lawrence.  Iva died as a child in 1901.

Mary sent me a nice family history report, with a lot of clues for further research. All because I was able to find her tree online and make contact.

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