While Google and Ancestry.com have gotten me to incredible places on my family tree, I am at a point now where it’ll take a few more dollars to break down the brick walls and add another generation. Case in point, requested the Marriage Certificate for John Wallace Stickney and Ellen Holland. Date of Marriage: 2 November 1868 in New York. Up until this point, I knew almost nothing beyond Ellen’s name. Here is the new information:
- Father’s Name: John Holland
- Mother’s Name: Ma* Donnelly
- Place of Birth: (illegible)
- Age at Marriage: 22 (birth abt 1846)
In addition to the brand spankin’ new info above, I also got these oddities about “John Wallace”:
- For some reason, his name is listed at Jaques W. Stickney.
- His birthplace is listed as Illinois, though I have other documentation listing Massachusetts.
Why did he list his name as Jaques? One of his siblings was born in Illinois, so it’s not out of the questions, just a surprise. His parents are confirmed as John Stickney and Sarah Caty (sp – Cady).
Can someone help me figure out where Ellen Holland listed her birthplace? To me it doesn’t look like any known state. Leave a comment with you best guess please. 🙂