I am researching a Lavina Shipley b: 1805, possibly in PA. She died in 1901 in Canton, Lincoln County, SD. Lavina married Benjamin Williams abt 1832 possibly in PA. They later moved to OH and eventually to WI, where Benjamin died. Lavina & Benjamin had 14 children, 12 of which survived into adulthood. One was my great-great-great grandfather Lewis Williams.Lavina remarried (last name Belcher I believe)and ended up in SD.
I'd love to verify these facts (I don't have sources, just info from my grandmother's papers) as well as determine who Lavina's parents were.