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Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 10:04 am
Actually my second great grandaunt, Rebecca A Parrish.

She was the daughter of Benjamin Abraham Yeager Parrish and Minerva Hamilton, and younger sister to my great great grandmother, Eada Belle Parrish.

Rebecca was married three times.

Her first marriage was to Ulysses Grant Bond. They were married in Kentucky in 1883.

According to her next marriage record, Rebecca divorced Bond in February 1899. That's what she said on her marriage license in Perry Co., IN when she married Webster Taylor on 28 Nov 1906.
 photo RebeccaParrishBondmarriagerec.jpg


I haven't yet done the research to find out what happened to Webster Taylor.

But on 2 Jun 1910, Rebecca Parrish Bond Taylor was getting married again - this time to James A Shea.

She had shaved a couple of years off her age, and said she had been married once before, a marriage that ended in the death of her spouse in 1892.
 photo RebeccaParrishTaylormarriagerecord.jpg


I wonder if James Shea knew about Rebecca's previous marriages?

I wonder if he also took some creative license with the "facts" he gave the clerk on this marriage record?
Thursday, February 6th, 2014 08:32 am (UTC)
There's a Webster Taylor born Jan 1858 in Indiana in Tobin, Parry, Indiana from the 1860 census through the 1940. 1900 has a wife, Alice, and two adult daughters. Here's Alice's listing at findagrave: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=taylor&GSiman=1&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSst=17&GScnty=853&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=102679647&df=all&

and here's Webster's http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=taylor&GSiman=1&GScid=2160420&GRid=102679348&

In 1900, Webster's listed as widowed. Maybe it just didn't work out between them, or could they have gotten the marriage annulled? Except that doesn't make sense if she's getting married as Rebecca Taylor, does it?
Thursday, February 6th, 2014 08:35 am (UTC)
Looks like his parents are at the same cemetery, John Taylor and Nancy Tobin Taylor.
Thursday, February 6th, 2014 09:08 am (UTC)
huh, james shea seems to have died not long after their marriage, although his grave (with the same stone) is listed at two cemeteries at findagrave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=88243077 and http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=111149626

i do love findagrave; i know you probably already have these, but i'm getting over the flu and loopy, and having fun looking up stuff!

here's ulysses: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=24959603 and his and rebecca's daughter mary is there, too, but rebecca's grave isn't linked.
Friday, February 7th, 2014 01:47 am (UTC)
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-26181-49026-76?cc=1968530&wc=M9W1-HQY:n1126157581 (image)

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KZK7-879 (text)

Name: Stephen Washington Bond
Event Type: Draft Registration
Event Date: 1917-1918
Event Place: Santa Barbara County, California, United States
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 11 Mar 1886
Birthplace: , , United States
Nationality: United States
Affiliate Publication Title: World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards
Affiliate Publication Number: M1509
GS Film number: 1544326
Digital Folder Number: 005241091
Image Number: 05600

image shows his father's name in caneyville, grayson co!

Possible 1910 census? I can't see the image, so can't see what work he's doing. (he's working for an oil company on his draft reg)
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MLBM-WVP

eta: link to a newspaper clipping abuot the death of stephen washington bond in lewiston, idaho, on 11 nov 1951. the age matches. http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1314&dat=19511112&id=1FopAAAAIBAJ&sjid=3-UDAAAAIBAJ&pg=7239,4850418

the grave listing is here, i think http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=bond&GSfn=stephen&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSst=15&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=89285484&df=all&

eta3: idaho death record at http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/famhist/Death/detailForm.cfm?recordID=171262 matches for birthdate from the wwi draft record
Edited (adding a census link and a newspaper clipping and idaho death record) 7 Feb 2014 02:57 am (UTC)
Friday, February 7th, 2014 09:38 pm (UTC)
i hope a go getter is a good thing and not a bad one!

i've been stuck on brick walls for so long and unable to find what i want to find, that having someone else's missing person to look for was a blessing! so thank you! <3

and you're very welcome <3
Friday, February 7th, 2014 10:00 pm (UTC)
oh, good! <3