This is a photo of Amanda Melvina Carlisle, my maternal 3rd great-grandmother. Doesn't she have a sweet face? She looks like she was a kind and gentle woman.
Amanda was born on 31 October 1819 in Ohio. On 9 July 1835, she married my 3rd great-grandfather, Moses Augustine Webster, in Meigs County, Ohio. Here is their marriage record.1
Moses and Amanda were the parents of eight children:
- Ebenezer Perry Carlisle Webster (11 August 1838 – 6 May 1915) [my 2nd great-grandfather]
- Asbury Bateman Webster (20 October 1840 – 2 December 1849)
- Watson Emery Webster (27 May 1843 – 26 January 1882)
- George Washington Webster (8 September 1845 – 11 March 1927)
- Basil Marion Webster (22 January 1848 – 6 March 1919)
- Mary Irene (Irena) Webster (28 April 1850 – 11 February 1853)
- Albert Gallitan Byers Webster (26 September 1858 – 22 February 1862)
- Fred Lincoln Webster (28 October 1863 – 21 August 1877)
According to the History And Genealogy of the Gov. John Webster Family of Connecticut,2 Amanda's parents were Basil and Arena Carlisle. Unfortunately, there aren't any sources listed in the book to prove this information.
I've also seen Amanda's parents listed as Basil Carlisle and Nancy Burnes on some Ancestry.com family trees.
Amanda passed away on 29 September 1871 in Blairstown, Benton, Iowa. I wondered if her death certificate would help me find out who her parents were, but it turns out that pre-1904 death certificates in Iowa don't list the parents of the decedent.
So, it looks like I will have to find other records to prove just who Amanda's parents really were.
Thanks for reading!
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1 "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-1994," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-18059-120369-5?cc=1614804&wc=M94Q-K4F:1317686713 : accessed 09 Jan 2014), Meigs > Marriage records 1819-1852 vol 1.↩
2 Webster, William Holcomb, and Melville Reuben Webster. "Chapter 26." History and Genealogy of the Gov. John Webster Family of Connecticut. 1st ed. Vol. 1. Rochester, NY: E.R. Andrews Print., 1915. 618. Print.↩