My cuz Jerry just sent me the death cert of Cynthia Ann Hidy who was born Cynthia Ann Gano in OH 23 Nov 1829. It says her parents were William Gano and Mary Mullen both b OH. Info on the cert provided by family - she was living with son Jeptha and living beside son Nathan at that time.
Confusing that the 1850 to 1900 census has her born OH, IN and VA.
She died Penville, Jay Co, OH 14 Sep 1900.
I still think there is a possible connection to a Samuel Gano of Ohio, possibly Washington CH, Fayette Co, OH where she and Nathan were married and most of their kids were born. Could Samuel's middle name have been William or vise versa?
This should quiet some of the talk that her father was surnamed "Guano". Perhaps that is an indication that the name was pronounced like "gon'- no" rather than "gay'- no" or "gan'- no". But it certainly was NOT Guano which is pronounced "gwa'- no" and means bird excremtent. The "gon-no" or "gan-no" pronouncations are more like the original Ganeau or Ganeaux.LRAYVICK@cox.net