Scholefield Family Tree
I have some cool stories now! And before I swallow all of the data hook, line, and sinker, I will verify what I can through a few resources.
If you have not recently visited the FamilySearch Record Search Pilot site, you should do so! They are adding more free information. Including a batch of vital records for Michigan. If Ferlazzo’s information is correct, Susan Thomas DeGraff’s death certificate will be available there. And it is!* (Click on the image to see the entire record.)
The Widow Susan did move to Michigan! The record verifies her name, place, and the date. We can calculate a date of birth based on her age. However, the record unfortunately doesn’t provide specific information about her parents and they are listed as ” —— Thomas & —— Thomas.”
*Michigan Secretary of State, death registers, Jackson County, 1892: p. 7, no. 137, Susan De Graff; digital image, “Michigan Deaths, 1867-1897,” FamilySearch Record Search (http://pilot.familysearch.org: 30 Oct 2009).