My brick wall for the month of February is Dinah Mapes.
Dinah Ann Mapes was born about 1825 in New York.
She married four times:
1. Melvin Parker in Arkansas. They had one child, George.
2. Samuel Mallett in St. Louis, Missouri. They had one child, Adelia.
3. Elijah Perry in St. Louis, Missouri. They had three children: Sarah, John, and Tommy.
4. William H. Brown in California. No children.
According to her son John’s memory, she died in San Jose, California, in 1898.
Other members of this family have been working hard, as I have, to track down more information for this ancestor.
Specifically, I would like to know:
a. Who were her parents?
b. How did Dinah get from New York, where she was born, to Arkansas, the place of her first marriage?
According to her son John, she sailed around the Horn from Texas to California, to reunite with her husband, Elijah Perry, who was already mining for gold. She apparently stayed with her folks until this sea voyage occurred.
c. Who were her folks? Were they her parents? Or people she was related to? Or Elijah’s relatives?
d. Where and when did Dinah die, and where is she buried?
If you have thoughts about further research that could be done, or especially if you, too, are related to Dinah, please leave a comment.