102. Susanna7 GARN (John6 GARN, Johannes5 GERN, Johann Adam4 GERN, Johannes3 GERN, David2 GERN, Johannes1 GERN) was born on 2 Dec 1815 in Bedford Co., Pennsylvania, USA. There is little doubt that her maiden name was also GARN. Death records of at least seven of her children have been located. Although the mother's name was unknown on several of those death records, at least four listed the mother's maiden name as some variation of Susan with the last name Garn. No record of another maiden name has been found for her. She died on 11 Jan 1866 in Burr Oak, Marshall Co., Indiana, USA. She is named in her father's will.
She was married to Abraham7 GARN (son of
John GARN and Susannah SMITH) about 1832 in Bedford
Co., Pennsylvania, USA, most likely. We are aware that McBride and Capener (p.
32) give 1828 as the year of Abraham and Susan's marriage. We are convinced this
is incorrect for several reasons. Susanna would have been only 13 years old,
which would have been young to marry. Her father's will, written 31 August 1832
does not indicate that she was married, and the 1830 U.S. Federal Census of Abraham's
father shows a male in the household who of the right age to be Abraham, suggesting
that Abraham, who would have been about to turn 20 years old, was still in the
home Also in the home of Abraham's father was an under 20 female, who would have
been Abraham's younger sister, Catherine. Although Abraham's obituary reported
he had 15 children in all, there is no reason to place at the beginning the ones
who were not named in any records. We believe the two unnamed children were born
in between some of the others where there are larger age differences between
children or possibly were twins who did not survive. We also believe that Abraham
and Susanna married in Bedford Co., Pennsylvania, because there is no marriage
record in Sandusky Co., Ohio, where one appears for the marriage of Abraham's
sister to Susanna's brother.
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