Rebecca “Manley” <I>Bonsall</I> Farmer


Rebecca “Manley” Bonsall Farmer

Upper Darby, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 18 Oct 1875 (aged 45)
Milford Township, Juniata County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 77455357 View Source
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Dearest daughter of Jacob Bonsall of Perry County Pa. and Hannah Ann Egler.

First married Thomas H Manly-Manely on May 10,1849.
Thomas H.Manly/Manley died between 1851-1859 no record can be found of his death as of December 12,2018.

Second marriage was to of John Farmer of Pennsylvania .

Sometime during circa 1870- 1880 her widowed husband moved to Detroit Wayne County MI.,with the children.

** Rebecca- Bonsall- Manly- Manely- Farmer was buried on the farm,of 1 st husband and 1 child In Milton Penn.

First married 1st Thomas H. Manely/Manly,on September 20,1854 in Upper Darby Delaware county Penn.

Note that Manly name appears on marriage witnesses for her second marriage to John P. Farmer.
Beloved Mother of the following known children as of 12-12-2018 ;

NANCY J. born circa 1852 in Pennsylvania

SARA ELIZABETH born circa May 1852 in Pennsylvania. Marries David Burke moved to Muskegon county Michigan, where she sadly died in 1936.

JUARANARA(IVANNORA) born circa 1859 in Pennsylvania

THADDEUS P. born June 05, 1864 in Virginia . Marries Mary Agnes nee Tanney in Detroit, Wayne county Michigan. Thaddeus and Mary Agnes moved back to Allegheny Pennsylvania where he sadly died on August 17, 1946. He is buried next to his beloved wife .

Mary ANNIE born circa 1867 in Pennsylvania

CHARLES RICHARD born circa ..... in Pennsylvania moved to Stark county Ohio , where he is buried with his wife and children.

JACOB JAMES ALVA; born...... married Bridget nee Burke(Bourke) in Detroit, Wayne county MICHIGAN.Married at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Detroit ,Wayne county Michigan. on November 23, 1886.

THADDEUS P. FARMER was born in Virginia while his Father was employed there for an engineering job. in circa 1863-1864.

In the 1880 Census for Detroit, Springwells ,Wayne county Michigan ;
Farmer, John age 52 born Pennsylvania widow parents born PA
Eliazabeth age 23, dau forn Penn
Alva age 18 son born in Penn
Thaddeus age 16 son born in Virginia
May (short for Mary) age 13, dau. born in Penn
Charles age 5 son born in Penn.

1900 census for Detroit Wayne county Michigan
Eloise Infirmary
Farmer, John age 71 born in 1829 Widowed etc
John FARMER sadly died of Tuberculosis.

Story passed down that Rebecca Bonsall family is linked to the Orville and Joseph Wright family of Ohio.

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