My 2 x great grandmother on my maternal side.
Ann is my maternal grandmother’s fathers’ mother. I have never met her or seen a photograph of her but through my research, I believe she was a woman of stamina.
Perhaps she was a daughter of convict stock. My research cannot verify that connection. When Ann registered her fifth child, William, in 1858 she stated that she was 27 years old and born in Yass, NSW. Other documentation stating her age have not surfaced prior to William’s birth.
In January 1850 Ann married John Parker, an ex convict who was about 16 years her senior. They married at Carcoar Presbyterian Church.
Their children are as follows:
John born October 1850 Molong – died June 1931 at Mt Macquarie, NSW.
Jane was born in 1854, she died 15 March 1938 at Woodstock, NSW.
Maria was born in January 1855, registered at Bathurst and died 1942 at Bowral, NSW
Thomas was born August 1856 at Mount Costigan, near Cowra in August, 1856 at Mount Costigan, NSW.
William was born in October 1858 at Binni Creek, Cowra and died October 1938 at Carcoar, NSW.
Ann’s husband, John, died when William was just 6 months old (April 1859) by unknown causes. I often wonder how she survived looking after her children. I can only guess the family and community of Carcoar cared for her.
Two years after becoming a widower she married George Sampson. Over the next 22 years she gave birth to nine more childrern. Every one of them survived their infancy. Ann must have been a fit and healthy lady, as the infant mortality rate during this era was high.
She is one of my ancestors I would have loved to have met.
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