Re: Book`Humphrey` Oak Leaf Press, 1932, Pub. Clinton, Ok.
The village of Fayette in Fulton Co., Ohio was just getting established in 1850. The book, ~The First Hundred Years~ by Ford is a summary of that area`s local histories.Rensselaer Humphrey(many misspellings of his name on census, Pleasantview cemetery records, etc.) came to the area of Gorham, later to be Fayette,with his wife and widowed mother in about 1845. His wife was an Emerick from Lysander, NY., near Baldwinsville. Rens.`s wife`s sister also came with them, and she was Maria.You will find in the 1850 census from there Josiah Humphrey`s wife.Look for Gorham Township.The implication of this is that a person born in the 1830s would most likely not be born in this place in Ohio as it was essentially unsettled at that time(malarial Black Swamp).However what I have found is that on death certs. many times a person is shown to be `from` somewhere as that is where they lived at some point, and likely talked about that place.I would leave open the door that Nancy might have lived in Ohio, possibly born in NY.I will be searching to see if I find that Nancy Smith had another marriage where that married name does not show up later.That scenario happened twice in my family.I know there is a Nancy in my files, but I haven`t had a chance to hunt for it yet.regards.ws