Connecticut and Warren County, Illinois. They do not have the records either. Any suggestions?
Sometimes Mortuaries have those records if it is not too old. In some states early records might be kept by the township clerks.
Birth and Death Certificates - didnt exist for the most part in the 19th century (1800's)
other records you can look for are:
Family Bible Records
other Family documents
Grave / cemetery records
do you know if she is buried with her husband?
you should probably look at newspapers of the period and locate her obituary
We do not know that for certain. No grave has been found for her. I have cy for either her or her husband.
hecked newspapers and have not found an obituar
Harriet does not show up in any of the local cemetery records. The only thing of interest is that in the last census before she died, she was marked "I" for insane on the census form. I do not know if that was a mistake or not.
We found her in an old family BIBLE record, but do not have direct access to the Bible.
Too many typos above: I have checked for obituaries for either her or her husband and cannot find any.
tell me more about the bible record you allude to.
If she really was insane - she may have been sent to an asylum.
Some of the things that happened in some of the the insane aslyusm of the past woud be pretty horrific
and many of these insane asylum patients - - ended up being all but forgotten - and many buried or cremated and placed in unmarked graves near the hospital grounds or in a "potters field". Pretty sad.
That is exactly what I am thinking. She very well may have been place in a grave next to her husband. I just feel that there must be some record of her death somewhere,
Alice A. Law was an older sister to Mary E. Law, my great grandmother. She lived near Galesburg for awhile, and married a guy named Smith and they split to Kansas (near Topeka!) where she died and is buried.
At least 2 of Alice’s grand kids, Albert Henry Smith and Mildred Stubblefield born around 1905-1910 obtained membership in the Mayflower Society and Daughters of the Revolution
Mildred provided a copy of a “family bible” and Harriet’s marriage (which we have). Mildred was accepted, and Albert tagged her application to obtain his.Harriet's birth is also documented in thi Bible document.