I have always wondered what happened to the child Lydia E. who appears with Noah and Elizabeth Giesler on the 1870 census of Maries Co. The story from desc. of their son Richard Lee Giesler's family is that Lydia was not Noah's daughter as Elizabeth was pregnant with another man's child when she married Noah. Both Elizabeth and Noah were living in their respective parent's households in 1860 census taken in July & August. The child Lydia E. is 10 years old on the 1870 census taken in Jan, so born abt 1859-60.
Noah Giesler's wife Elizabeth died after that 1870 census and in 1872 he re-married to widow'd cousin, Melvina Chambers Griffith/Griffee.
Apparently the child Lydia, about 12 years old, was sent over to Laclede Co., MO where her grandparents Stephen & Cynthia Honey lived and other Honey family. They are found there on census and also attending the Good Hope Baptist Church in Auglaize, Camden Co., MO (see Ozarkin Vol XVIII, #2, pg 45-50 Summer 96). The church minutes show the Honey family on membership list to 1882 and also on this list is Lida Emeline Honey Burke - AHA!
Lydia Emeline Honey married abt. 1876 to widower Dr. Milton C. Burke of Camden Co., MO and had 7 children by him. They moved down to Dunklin Co., MO about 1895. Lydia Burke's death cert is found on MO Archives. It shows she was 60, born 3 July 1849(obvious error sh/be 1859) and died 21 Jul 1919 in Dunklin Co. Her father is unknown and mother Ela? Honey. She's buried in the Oak Ridge Cemetery next to her husband who died a year later.
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