I am looking for anyone with information on my ancestor, Deborah Griselda Boyd Tarr, who was born around 1820 and died the 5th of November 1864. A photo I have of her states that she is from North Ireland; however, the 1860 Federal Census said she was born in Maryland. This is the first place I find her, and her name is misspelled as "Gucilla". In her obituary, it was spelled "Grilcildia" and was only once spelled correctly, in the obituary of her son Howard.
Her first two children, Benjamin F. and Frances Elizabeth were born about 1846-47, and John would have only been about 16 or 17 at the time- this, coupled with an age gap between these two children and the rest, causes me to wonder whether he might have been her second husband. Her further children, who were almost certainly John's, were John T (b. 1853), George B (1856 – 1940), and Howard (1860-1862).
Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks, Libby