You are my current heart-throb!MANY thanks for what have been the weakest links in my Aldrich line.
Pamelia Hayward Aldrich, daughter of Calvin, married Noah Shumway on 25 November 1826. She was his third wife. She and Noah moved withsome of their relatives (including son, Jeremiah) from Burrillville, Mass. to Houston County, Minnesota, where they were one of the pioneer families of the area.The quote from the Shumway genealogy says, "started for Minnesota by stage as far as the Mississippi River, boat to Lansing, Iowa, by ox-team to Houston County."Family tradition has it that she rode with a thumping great weapon across her lap for fear of the Sioux Indians.She must have been quite a woman!