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Rebecca Margaret Gerst Brayton
Birth: Feb. 22, 1848
Summit County
Ohio, USA
Death: Apr. 28, 1910
Rome City
Noble County
Indiana, USA

My great-great Aunt.

Daughter of Jacob Garst & Elizabeth Bender; granddaughter of Frederick & Elizabeth (Hoffman) Garst and George & Elisabeth Catharine (Hahn) Bender.

Married Edward C. Brayton on August 1, 1867 in LaGrange Co., IN. Note: I also found a marriage record for Edward Brayton & Maggie Gerst, August 1, 1867 in Sturgis, St Joseph Co., MI. I believe him to be the son of Abram Brayton & Ann M Potter Brayton; they were living in Clear Spring, La Grange Co., IN during the 1850 census taking.

1880 Noble Co., IN census:
Edwin (head) 33 b IN Blacksmith
Margaret (wife) 30 b IN
Frederick (son) 12 b IN
Gertrude (dau) 4 b IN
Harley (son) 1 b IN

1900 Wolcottville Town, Orange, Noble Co., IN census:
Edward C (head) May 1847 53 b IN,
m 32 years, Blacksmith
Margaret (wife) Feb 1850 50 b OH,
m 32 years, 7 children / 4 living
Gertrude (dau) Sep 1875 24 b IN
Nettie (dau) Jul 1882 17 b IN
Clinton (son) Aug 1887 12 b IN

1910 Orange, Noble Co., IN census (index):
Edward (head) 61 b IN
Margaret (wife) 60 b OH

Her husband:
1920 Noble Co., IN census (index):
Edward (head) 67 b IN, Widower

62 years, 2 months, 6 days

Many thanks to Colleen Sanders Brown for stone photos.

Family links: 
  Jacob Garst (1809 - 1850)
  Elizabeth Bender Gerst (1817 - 1894)
  Frederick Brayton*
  Hattie Brayton*
  Nellie Brayton (____ - 1882)*
  Gertrude Brayton Buker (1875 - 1964)*
  Harriet Bender Gerst Tousley (1845 - 1883)*
  Rebecca Margaret Gerst Brayton (1848 - 1910)
  Calista Gerst (1848 - 1924)*
  Jacob Oliver Garst (1850 - 1852)*
*Calculated relationship
Pierce-Witmer Cemetery
Witmer Manor
Lagrange County
Indiana, USA
Created by: Arleta ♥
Record added: Oct 27, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 43620102
Rebecca Margaret <i>Gerst</i> Brayton
Added by: Colleen Sanders Brown
Rebecca Margaret <i>Gerst</i> Brayton
Added by: Colleen Sanders Brown
Rebecca Margaret <i>Gerst</i> Brayton
Added by: Colleen Sanders Brown
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- Bethann
 Added: Aug. 1, 2014

- Albert *Rev 21:4*
 Added: Aug. 1, 2014
♥ⓁⓄⓋⒺ♥ Happy Anniversary to Uncle Edward & Aunt Rebecca, united in marriage August 1, 1867,
- Arleta ♥
 Added: Aug. 1, 2014
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