I am trying to locate death information on Ellen (Reddenhouse or possibly Rittenhouse) Smith (born approx 1827 -possibly in Ohio).
She married a Thomas Smith in Fayette County, IN on October 18, 1849.I find them living in Union County - Harrison Township in 1850.I believe they had one child - Mary Alice born September 25, 1850* (*However, I have not been able to connect the two with any certainty at this point).
Reportedly, Mary Alice's mother died (however, there are some records that say there was a "marital disunion" between the Mary Alice's parents).I am more inclined to believe that she died.At any rate, Thomas remarries August 11, 1857 in Decatur County to Melvina Hart.They have three children:Ellen, John and Susan. *I also have a theory that Ellen - may be a second child to Ellen Reddenhouse Smith and Thomas Smith (instead of Melvina's child).
This is because little Ellen Smith was born 1856/1857 - (depending on which census you use) - It looks like there was either a baby born prior to marriage or possibly shortly after marriage - if she is in fact Melvina's child.But, if she was mother Ellen's child - and mother Ellen died in childbirth - the timeline would make more sense - as would the child's name.