Sarah Weatherwax was identified as a niece in James Richmond's will.... . Whose daughter was she? Was Weatherwax her maiden or married name? Was Sarah James' niece through his wife's side of the family?
A comment posted on the blog stated:
Linda said...I believe Sarah Weatherwax was the daughter of Elijah Worthington Garvitt and Harriet Richmond.
Harriet Richmond was James Richmond's sister. In transcribing James Richmond's will, I interpreted Harriet's married name as GARRETT, not GARVITT. From the will: Also a set of good, substantial grave stones for my deceased sister Mrs. Harriet Garrett, which also are to be placed at her grave.
Harriet Garrett is also how I transcribed her name in her father's will.
Now the information in the1850 census fell into place (Ira P. Richmond was James' brother, a fact known to me for some time). Why didn't it click with me earlier?
United States Census, 1850
event place: Bloomfield, Walworth, Wisconsin, United States
Household Gender Age
Ira P Richmond M 26
Matilda Richmond F 19
Elijah W Gushett M 40
Hariet Gushett F 43
Sarah M Gushett F 6
Sarah (Garvitt) Weatherwax was hiding in plain sight. Thanks, Linda!