|Marriage of Charles Sukeforth and Elizabeth Fitch, 1850|
Charles married Elizabeth Fitch on 29 November 1850 in Jefferson, Maine.2 It appears, however, that they had "gone to housekeeping" sometime earlier, as on 29 August they were enumerated as a household in Washington in the 1850 census.3
|1850 U.S. census, Lincoln County, Maine, Washington, Charles Suckforth household|
- Etta L., b. 1851, married Hiram Chaplin
- John A., b. 1856, married Melissa Overlock
Charles lived his entire life in Washington, first as a cooper (in the 1850 census), then as a farmer (later censuses). He died of apoplexy on 4 March 1902,4 and is buried in Maple Grove Cemetery in Washington with his wife, who died in 1911.5
|Charles and Elizabeth Sukeforth monument, Maple Grove Cemetery, Washington, Knox County, Maine|
(Note: This post is in response to Amy Johnson Crow's "52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks" challenge at No Story Too Small.)
- Maple Grove Cemetery (Washington, Knox County, Maine), Charles and Elizabeth Sukeforth monument, read and photographed by the author, 14 Aug 2012.
- "Washington, Knox County, Maine, Marriages, 1811-1869," Original Records of Maine Towns and Cities: Town of Washington, digital images (pdf), CD-ROM, (Rockport, Maine: Picton Press, 2005), p. 32, Mr Charles Sukeforth and Miss Elizabeth Fitch, 29 Nov 1850.
- 1850 U.S. Census, Lincoln County, Maine, Washington, p. 575/37 (penned), p. 288 (stamped), dwelling 269, family 269, Charles Suckforth household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 15 Jun 2012).
- “Maine, Death Records, 1617-1922,” database and digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 8 Jun 2012), Charles Sukeforth, 4 Mar 1902.
- Maple Grove Cemetery, Charles and Elizabeth Sukeforth monument.