Hi, I am researching my greatgreatgrandfather James Burrows. His second wife was a Mary Matilda Arterburn, I believe she was born in the year 1843 in state of Illinois.
James and his first wife Sarah Steenrod divorced in April 12, 1866 they had one daughter Emeline"Minnie" Burrows who I descend from. Now the question is, Mary Matilda Arterburn Burrows first child, Comstock was born in 1866 in Illinois but James Burrows and Mary didn't get married till May 1873, so was Comstock , Jame's son ? Did this out of wedlock baby cause the divorce of James and Sarah? Or did Mary Arterburn have a first marraige by which she had children:
Comstock b. 1866
Elinora b. 1870
Nathaniel b. 1870
Later James and Mary had the following children after their marriage:
James Burrows b. 1875
Margaret b. 1877
Addie May b. 1886
On the 1880 census children all appear as being Burrows children, and in later years I have seen reference to a Stephen Nathaniel Burrows.
Well I'd love some Info on Mary Matilda Arterburn if anyone has her info. Thanks. -Barb Seggelke