Judah (WISE) ROUSH, died 1856 or 1876
I am trying to determine the correct death date for Judah (WISE) ROUSH, who was married to George ROUSH.The "History of The Roush Family In America" (1928), by Rev. Lester LeRoy Roush, lists her as being born in 1790 and dying on 17 Jun 1876.This is inconsistent with what is on the websites of Find A Grave and the Gallia County Genealogical Society.They agree on the birth date but list her death date as 7 Jun 1856.Even more confusing, the age at death is listed as 66y 9m 22d, which results in a birth year of 1789.
From my own research, I have learned that a woman with this name is in the census from 1850 through 1870, an indication that the 1856 date is incorrect.However, the data from the census entries isn't as complete or consistent as I would like, leaving me without a firm resolution.
1850 census:called Juda, age 60, b. PA; with George ROUSH, age 62, in Cheshire Twp., Gallia Co., OH.
1860 census:called Judah, age 6_, b. PA; with Francis Marion ROUSH, son of George and Judah (WISE) ROUSH, in Cheshire Twp., Gallia Co., OH.
1870 census:called Judah, age 70, b. PA; has her own household in Cheshire Twp., Gallia Co., OH.
It seems hard to believe that there were two woman with this name in Gallia Co., OH in that era, but that may be the case.Is there anyone who has seen the actual headstone and can resolve this problem?The headstone is described as being broken so it may not be possible to get a good reading from it anymore.I hope that isn't the case.Thanks.