I had received information from a Croy/Huston researcher in California, in which it was stated that her brother had received a letter from Fred E. Croy, a while back, which said that Fredhad found the gravestone of Mary (Huston) Croy Roberts, and that the stone said she was “wife of Jacob Croy.”
I wrote Fred early this month, and had a phone call from his wife Mary, last week.She told me that Fred had not been doing any active research for the last few years because of his health and eyesight.She told me that they had found the tombstone at what she called “Plain City Cemetery,” which I have been able to identify as Darby Township Cemetery, just southeast of Plain City, Madison county, Ohio.Plain City is in both Darby Twp., Union county and Darby Twp., Madison county.
Mary (Huston) Croy was not married long to George Roberts, who predeceased her, and they had no children, so her children residing near her buried her under her first married name, Croy.Next to her is the tombstone of her granddaughter, Eliza Ellen Marquis, daughter of John & Eleanor (Croy) Marquis.There is a photo of the Eliza Ellen Marquis stone here:
Fred’s wife sent a couple of photos that they had taken of Mary Croy’s gravestone.Actually two stones.One had been broken by a fallen tree limb, so Fred & Mary Croy, had a new one installed in 2003.
The original stone reads:
In Memory of
who died August 9th, 1824
Aged 63 Years
The new stone reads:
IN MEMORY OF
AUG 8 1824
AGED 63 YEARS
WIFE OF JACOB CROY
Forever In Our Hearts
Written with a finger in the surrounding cement is “JUNE 2004F. E. CROY”
Something recently caught my eye, while looking for Mary Roberts in the 1820 census in Ohio.The only two that appear, seem to be the same person.There is a Mary Roberts in both Darby Twp, Union county, and Darby Twp, Madison county.In both censuses she is listed immediately after James Russell; probably her son in law who married Elizabeth Croy.
In Union county, in the Mary Roberts household there is 1 male 16 to 26 years of age, 1 female to 10, and 1 female 45 &c.In the James Russel household there is 1 male to 10, 1 male 10 to 16, 1 male 16 to 26, 1 male 45 &c, 2 females to 10, 1 female 10 to 16, 1 female 26 to 45.Also on the same page is a James Marcus (possible misspelling of Marquis?)
In Madison county, in the Mary Roberts household there is 1 male 16 to 26, 1 female 10 to 16, and 1 female 45 &c.In the James Russel household we have 2 males 10 to 16, 1 male 16 to 26, 1 male 45 &c, 2 females to 10, 1 female 10 to 16, 1 female 26 to 45.Also directly below Mary Roberts enumeration in Madison county is John Marquis, with 1 male to 10, 1 male 26 to 45, 2 females to 10, and 1 female 16 to 26.
It seems to me that these were the same people (more or less) counted twice in two locations, probably near each other.Would like to know how others feel about this.
I have posted two photos of the Mary (Huston) Croy Roberts gravestones on my genealogical files and links at my homepage:http://www.chrisbarttels.net/http://www.chrisbarttels.net/