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William Judd Jr.
(1733-1807)
Susanna Gilson
(1739-1814)
Levi Judd
(1774-1850)
Lucy Pamela "Amelia" Burroughs
(1760-1839)

Mary Jane Judd
(1828-1908)

 

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George Washington Covert

Mary Jane Judd

  • Born: 12 Nov 1828, Hamilton, Madison County, New York
  • Marriage: George Washington Covert on 2 Jan 1848 in Seneca County, Ohio
  • Died: 31 May 1908, Lamar, Chase County, Nebraska at age 79
  • Buried: Green Lawn Cemetery, Lamar, Chase County, Nebraska, B1-W3
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Census, 1850, Ohio, Seneca County, Reid Township, Roll 728 Book 1, Page 56a. Age 21 yrs.

Census, 1860, Iowa, Jasper County, Richland Township, Newton Post Office, Roll 325 Book 1, Page 826. Age 30 yrs.

Poem:: Written by Mary Jane Covert on the sickness of her two little sons, 1862.

Frank and Charlie in 1862

Once two little forms were playing around,
Both seemed blessed with perfect health,
When the "black disease" entered our abode,
And in one sense robbed them of their health.

Now at eve as I sit alone meditating on the past
There is often many a solemn thought I find
Of those lonesome midnight hours,
Which time can never banish from my mind.

With that anxiety we watched these little forms,
Through many a scorching summer day,
And often far more threatening too,
Through many a hard and driving storm.

Many a weary month of pain and suffering,
It was their cruel lot to bear,
As the months passed and the moments flew,
Each one almost seemed to bring death to our view.

Of these two little forms one is all that is left us,
The other we laid in his low and narrow bed,
For death came in his wearisome flight.
And of the other one bereft us.

Of those dreary midnight hours
Of sorrow, anguish and pain,
We hope it will never be our lot to witness again
Such a wretched scene again.

For five long and dreary months,
That little sufferer kept his bed,
And nearly all that dismal time,
Not strength enough to raise his little head.

It was many a curious eye,
That visited that humble cot;
To see those little wasted forms,
Of skin and bones were flesh was not.

And when each stupid spell came over him
How quick that little pulse was found,
As we cautiously watched over him.
For what to us is a loss, is to him a gain.

And when his last moments came,
And his little work was done,
It was at the approach of twilight,
Just after the setting sun.
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This Poem was written in 1862 by Mrs. M.J. Covert, on the sickness of her two little sons, Charley age 2 years and Frank age 7 years, and on the death of Frank. The disease was spotted fever or spinal meningitis, left Charley deaf and dumb.
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Census, 1870, Iowa, Jasper County, Richland Township, Roll 398 Book 1, Page 436b. Age 43yrs., keeping house.

Census, 1880, Iowa, Jasper County, Rock Creek Township, Roll 346 Book 1, Page 53a. Age 52 yrs., keeping house.

Census, 1885, Iowa State Census Collection, Jasper County, Richland Township, page 7 of 34. Age 56 yrs., born in New York.

Census, 1900, Nebraska, Chase County, Lamar Precinct, Page 164. Age 71 yrs., married 52 yrs. Mother of 7 children, 6 children living.


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Mary married George Washington Covert, son of George Covert and Elizabeth Van Doren, on 2 Jan 1848 in Seneca County, Ohio. (George Washington Covert was born on 9 Oct 1821 in Senica County, New York, died on 4 Apr 1904 in Lamar, Chase County, Nebraska and was buried in Green Lawn Cemetery, B1-W4, Lamar, Chase County, Nebraska.)



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