Help needed in tracing this woman after the 1870 US census

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Elizabeth Clayhill Hird/Herd was born in Carnoustie, Barry, Scotland.  Not sure when she came to Canada but apparently she married John Kerr Weir in either 1855 or 1865 (date not too clear).  Cannot find a marriage certificate so wondering if they were married stateside or in Canada.  Dates make this a bit tricky.  Do know she returned to Scotland to have her first child, Elizabeth Duncan Weir & then came to the US where she & her husband were living in Manhatten, NY in 1870.  She then had another child called George M Weir.

Cannot find anything other than a death certificate for Elizabeth Clayhiils (Herd) Weir.  Can anyone help?
in Genealogy Help by E. Lauraine Syrnick G2G6 Pilot (108k points)
edited by Erin Breen
what's the info on the death certificate?
Unfortunately, no longer have the exact info - did see it but lost it in a computer failure. It did state she was the daughter of Archibald Herd & Elizabeth Duncan Herd so know it was her death.  It used to be available on line  under "Tewksbury Deaths" - not sure if its in Maine or Connecticut (??).  It stated there were no relatives and believe it was dated 1908.  It requires an Ancestory.com NOW but do not have that.  Not sure whY she would have said she had no relatives as her brother's family lived in Canada but perhaps they were not friendly with her father & as her brother died in Toronto, & wasn't friendly with the father?Someone on this list must know where Tewksbury is?  Have tried for years to find out what happened to her children & husband.  They may have died on one of those epidemics that were in NY during the 1870's.  They do not appear in the 1880 US Census or at least I could not find them.

Believe Elizabeth was a housekeeper or cook at this stage of her life.  She appears to have died destitute & suffered a stroke.
Have checked out Tewksbury & it is in Massechusetts.   Sorry about that.
Have found her death again & now it appears to be on-line again.

Eliabeth Weir, 74y, Scotland  (parents) Archibald Hird & Elizabeth (Duncan) Scotland

July 26, 1908 Cerbral Hemorrage, 9

Abive shown in ewksbury Hospital Deaths for 1908

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