Maria Frances Jose
My great-grandfather, Samuel Strout (son of the Rev. Nathaniel Strout)of Raymond, ME, married Maria Frances Jose in August 1850.
In 1858 he was living in Philadelphia, PA, with his second wife, Elizabeth (Watson) Cowl. Eliza Ann (wife of William Thomas Snear), one of their three daughters, is my grandmother.
Did his first marriage end in divorce or with her death?I was told that the marriage records of that time were lost in a fire.