Jane "Jennie Scott Thompson

Jane"Jennie" Scott Thompson 1835-1914 Born in Cherry Valley,OTSEGO COUNTY, NY to 
Thomas I Thompson (1785-1869) and Deborah Scott, both natives of OTSEGO COUNTY.
"Jenny" Left Cherry Valley for Illinois in her twenties to marry George Chapin
Newton, a railroad man from Ohio (On line record of marriage, Marion Co,IL-
1864). Married at 29,"Jenny" THOMPSON NEWTON lived in Centralia, IL for the first six years
of the marriage. She had 4 children but only one survived beyond infancy. IL
Census 1870 and Family bible belonging to a cousin testify to this. The census
mentions husband + Jane(Jennie),one baby daughter and Ida Sutliff (age 19,not a
relative). A Miss Sutliff from Big Rock, IA is present 25 yrs.later at the
daughter"s wedding in 1895 in Waterloo,Black Hawk Co, IA (1895 IA newspaper
article) Jane became a widow in her fifties in Waterloo,IA. George had died in
1887.This did not end her traveling. She lived for a year in MA with her
daughter, who was on a Wellesley college scholarship in 1889. Jane wrote a
diary, now owned by a grandson, about her Massachusetts stay. Both returned to
Waterloo,IA. Jane (Jennie) Thompson Newton moved to state of Washington where
her married daughter Cora had moved. Family records not clear on exact year but
a postcard indicates by 1910 she had lived there for quite a few years.
Tacoma,Pierce Co,WA death records, 1914 -- Jennie passed away 10-18-1914, a
whole continent's width away from her Cherry Valley birthplace in New York. J.Slavens From Family Bible,family notes left in cousin's Bible,census records,
marriage records.
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