the tombstone says 65 years and 11 days. The 1850 census for Edgar Co. (Indiana) shows Valentine Ruby, age 26, as a farmer born in Breckenridge, KY.
Harriet is 25 born in Vermillion, IN.
Henry H. is 3 and Susan J. is 6 months both born in Edgar Co. They live next door to Valentine's mother, Jonathan, Addison, and Lezetta. On the other side of Valentine are brothers B.F. Ruby and family and Asa Ruby and his family. There is a marriage record in the Indiana Marriage Collection of 1800-1941 of their marriage in Vermillion Co. on 1/23/1847 - taken from the County Court Records at Newport, IN. -Roberta R. Stepan