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The marriage record for Sophroia Iman and Able Alt is interesting. The wedding took place in 1880, and the bride, single and 26 years at the time, would have been born 1854 (Quite a difference between this estimated birth date and that provided on the death certificate, suggesting 1845!). |
I'm not sure who her parents were, though Sophronia was quite a common name among Iman and Eyman women in those days. Primarily one looks down the line of Jacob or Emmanuel, sons of Christian and Caty who arrived on the South Branch in 1786 or so. According to old notes, Jacob Jr. "Warden", born about 1824 married Mary Ellen Lewis and among their children was a Sophronia thought born 1853, which isn't too far off the estimated birth date given the marriage record, and of course is quite likely the Sophronia you found at Milroy of Grant in the 1870 census.
It's guessed that this Jacob "Warden" was a son of Jacob and Frony, but there's no clear evidence, and there have been different genealogies.
Your finding is interesting that Mary Ann was a second wife for Jacob, the son of Christian. You say that you have a marriage record there too, and an estimated date would be very interesting.