Thanks for the info. I think it is interesting that we "met" on a message board. I'm doing family research and making an album to pass down to our daughter and her family.
I've also been interested in finding more about Essex. She must have had an exciting life being born in Germany of Irish and Welsh parents and then living in India before coming to America. I'm also curious about her 2 children with William Scott. Someone in the family must have kept up with at least Bertha, because I found 2 pictures. I know that Pearl, Albert, Lucy, and your dad visited family in Maryland.
Bertha is buried in D.C. Her brother moved to St. Pete and was a merchant. I can't find any more info about him.
On another matter, I'm having trouble verifying who the parents of Sarah E. Record Rose were. Were they G.L. and Louisa Adaline Record or Chandler and Eliza Cushman Records?
Thanks for any help you can give me!