I'm trying to unravel my grandmother's maternal line.My grandmother was placed in an orphanage after her mother's death (date unk), thus the absence of information. Here is what I have. Her mother's marriage in 1871, Kanawha Co, WV to Richard Hardwick shows her a widow, married name Smith, mother's name Sarah "Carpenter". (Her name was Mary.)My grandmother's death certificate shows her mother (Mary) to be a Burris.It appears (perhaps), Mary's mother, Sarah might have been a Carpenter, married (1) (ink) Knight , #2 (Burris).I found a Sarah Knight, right age and location , a widow, marrying a Burris in Mason County, WV in 1855. If this sounds confusing, try sitting here working to unravel this web. Any help would be appreciated.