Cynthia Wise and William H. Duggins were married December 23, 1849 in Franklin Co., Indiana.
They are found living in the 1850 census in Ripley Co., IN living with the Martin Manley family. (Ripley Co., Franklin Twp, pages 245 a&b) She is not a Manley desc. The Wise families lived in Franklin Co., then moved to Ripley Co. before 1850.
William died in Franklin Co. IN. There was a coronor's inquest for him. I went to Franklin Co. last year (2003) Their courthouse is so ill arranged and over crowded. They were unable to locate the coronor's books at the time.
Cynthia lived with her daughter, Josephine Garrison Ray in Wabash Co. There is no death record there or in Franklin Co. for Cynthia. I am not sure where she died.
In the 1880 census for William and Cynthia they list their parents being born in OH. In 1900 census living with her daughter Sarah Josephine the census states that Cynthia's parents were born in VA. I am still looking for her in the 1910 census. she died in 1919. They used the Thorpe and Williams mortuary in Metamora Franklin Co. IN. The funeral home records were donated to the state library or historical society. I believe I was told that they were fragile. I will go back down to Indianapolis to see if I can locate the records in either of those places. I was hoping there may be more info the records that was in the funeral home briefs in a book. They are both buried in the Metamora cemetery.
Martin Manley was born in Vermont and his wife in New York.
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