My great-great-Great grandparents were a William Scrimshaw (born in Ontario) & his wife - I believe her maiden name Sloot or Sloat, first name was possibly Naomi, Ann or Leona. From the very little I can find so far - I believe they both may have died before or around 1870.
their daughter Emma Josephine Scrimshaw (my great-great grandmother) was born in 1858, in Sanilac County. Her future husband was Daniel Minor Jones (1843-1908). Attached is a copy of Emma Josephine Scrimshaw-Jones' death certificate.... if anyone can decipher her mothers name clearer than I am able to....
It seems that Emma Josephine's sister - Mary Ann (born 1850 in Hastings, Ontario) may have married Elias Churchill.
Also - can anyone tell me what Library or records department in Sanilac County or Lapeer County is best to do Genealogy research at?? Do any of them have microfilm or microfiche of REALLY Old newspapers or documents available??
Any help would be greatly appreciated!