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5 children born. None lived. Ancestors 1st marriage.

benny1982

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My ancestor Mary Marshall wed Edward Bliss in 1780 and they had 5 children from 1780 to 1785. And none of them lived. Mary's husband then died in 1785 just before their last child died. Although they were paupers according to the childrens baptisms.

Mary wed again and had two children, the first one being my ancestor and she lived as did her sibling.

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Hi Benny, That's an interesting story, and it's great that you have got so far back, I hope to get more information on my tree, back into the 1700's.
My husbands g/parents had 15 children, between 1893 and 1912. Twelve of them died as babies, and are all buried as paupers, as were the parents. The 3 children who survived only lived to be in their 60's. Many of those that died had treatable illnesses, like teething, colds, and those who died in the summer,dehydration.
I know that living conditions were very poor for them, and they couldn't
afford proper medical help. Joan:)
 

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Hi Ben & Joan
What awful sad losses of the little ones and the dreadful grief for their parents.
Heartbreaking.
And to think some parents today don't bother to get their kiddies vaccinated...
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Hi Ozn, Yes, I agree, it's all available for families now.
I have done a lot of research on this family ( my husbands side). I was so sad to read some of the information about this family.The daily newspaper had a fund set up to help them, and they were, apparently,in awful circumstances. One of my saddest family names to research.
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Thanks Joan for sharing.
So very hard for you to read about their situation.
Lovely to think the local paper got on side.
At least it was something.

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