Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Tombstone Tuesday - April 15, 2014 - Sarah Louise Reynolds Densmore

Sarah Louise Reynolds was born on May 20 , 1836 in Ontario Canada. She was the first daughter born to George and Margaret Rebecka (Luke) Reynolds. By 1850, Sarah is found in Van Buren County, Michigan with her family.  When she was 20 years old, she married John C Densmore in Darlington, Ontario on June 16, 1856. George Reynolds, Sarah's father,  was a bit of a wanderer.. He was found to travel often between Michigan, Canada  and other location in the United States. He reportedly had brothers and their families scattered throughout the both countries. John C Densmore was from Darlington Ontario. He and Sarah Louise live there until after the 1861 Census.

They had their two oldest children in Canada before they moved to Marine City, Michigan.  John would serve in the Civil War in the Michigan 11th Infantry, Company K.  By the 1870 census, John and Sarah had seven children; Elizabeth(1857), William(1859), George Elmer(1861), Alice(1863), Charles(1864), Effie Matilda (1867)and Norman(1869) and they live near Marine City, Michigan.  By the 1880 census, they have two additional sons, Delbert(1871) and Worthy(1875). By the 1900 Census, Harvey born in 1882 is the only remaining child left at home with John and Sarah.  In the 1910 census, Sarah who is a widow, lives with Harvey and his wife Edith Densmore.

Sarah died on April 20, 1918 at the age of 81.  It is my great grandfather, Charles Densmore, who reports to that state that his mother, Sarah Louise has died.  Charles is the sexton for the Marine City Cemetery.  She is buried in the Marine City Woodlawn Cemetery and the story goes that her husband was buried else where (Smith's Creek) and was later moved to Marine City to be buried next to her. 

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