Electa “Lexey” <I>Page</I> Ivory

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Electa “Lexey” Page Ivory

New York, USA
Death 18 Mar 1865 (aged 65)
Norwalk, Huron County, Ohio, USA
Burial Norwalk, Huron County, Ohio, USA
Plot Section 3 East - Central Section - Row 2
Memorial ID 81668934 View Source
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father: Daniel Page
husband: Jabez Z Ivory
child: Erastus Ivory (1821-1892)

The husband of "Lexey" page was Jabez Frothingham Ivory, born 6 Dec 1797.
Notes for Electra Page:
Page 102 of the June 1864 Fire Lands Pioneer magazine:
"Lexey (Page) married, Jabez F. Ivory, who settled near her fathers. After living with her until the sixth child was born he left for parts unknown. It is supposed he died in Mobile, Ala.--She afterwards married Charles Sweate of Norwalk. In a few years he became infatuated with Millerism, and when last heard from was living with the Shakers near Cleveland. She is now living with her second son in Norwalk; Eratus Ivory."

Lexy Page of Norwalk, Ohio married Jabez Ivory and had six children. Jabez deserted. Lexy married (2) Charles Sweate of Norwalk. Some of the children took the last name Sweate.

From Zane Ivory's papers which state that Sanders Littlefield J.P.married Jabez Frothingham Ivory and Electa Page in Huron County, Ohio 23 January 1817.
Source: Norwalk County Courthouse
In 1819 Jabez F. Ivory was clearing a farm in Norwich township, Ohio. In 1821 he is still living in Ridgefield when he buys land.
In 1823 Jabez and Lexey sell land at Ridgefield.
By 1841 Electa Ivory marries Chas. Sweet who is appointed guardian to Philetus and Hymenius.
In 1849 Chas. and Lexy Sweet sell land in Norwalk village.

DEATH: Death record at Norwalk County, Ohio Courthouse

[A search of the Norwalk Ohio 1840 Census does not show any Sweet family by any spelling. In 1850 Charles Sweet, age 63, lived with a Sweet family of the age to be his son's family at Norwalk. This makes me think the story that Charles left to live with the Shakers was told to cover that two men had been unable to live with Electa.] My g-grandfather was Allen N. Sweat, born in Mississippi about 1859; married Nancy Jane Bryant, born in Mississippi about 1866. My grandfather, Caro/Karo Sweat was their son, born in Tenn.
I was told gowing up that our ancestory was "Ivory", and that a Sweat family adopted one of our ancestors. I do not know first names re the adoption. I have been unable to find ancestors farther back than Allen N. Sweat.

Notes for Jabez F. Ivory:
"Vital records of Shirley, Massachusetts, to the year 1850 "
SHIRLEY (Massachussetts) BIRTHS
IVORY, Jabez Frothingham, s. John and Lucy, Dec. 6, 1797. [Jabez Frothing Ivory, s. John Jr., b.r.] John, s. John Jr. and Lucy, July 25, 1780. [bp. May 30, 1780, B.R.] Martha, d. John and Sarah, Aug. 15, 1766.
Sarah, d. John Jr. and Lucy, Jan. 21, 1788.
Theophilus, s. John and Sarah, Nov. 7, 1759, in Charlestown.
Theophilus, s. John Jr. and Lucy, Jan. 1, 1779.
Thomas, s. John and Sarah, Aug. 10, 1769.
Tho[ma]s, s. John Jr. and Lucy, Apr. 18, 1783.
Willialm Frothingham, s. John and Lucy, Oct. 23, 1791.

"The Firelands Pioneer" June, 1864 states:
After living with his wife, Electa Page, until their sixth child was born Jabez left for parts unknown. It is supposed that he died in Mobil, Alabama.

1820 U.S. Census Ridgefield Township, Huron county, Ohio [Index] Head of household Jabez F. Ivory
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  • Added: 7 Dec 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 81668934
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Electa “Lexey” Page Ivory (20 Jun 1799–18 Mar 1865), Find a Grave Memorial ID 81668934, citing Woodlawn Cemetery, Norwalk, Huron County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by LadyBonita (contributor 47543063) .