Looking for information about my g-g-g-grandmother Elvira B. Parsons:who are her parents?

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Genealogy question here: Elvira B. Parsons, my maternal g-g-g- grandmother was born Bath, Maine, 21 March 1818; married Benjamin Taylor Rounds in Boston Mass, Dec 1843, died Cambridge Mass 10 Aug. 1906. Her marriage certificate and death certificates are the only information that I have about her family of origin.

Haplogroup H7.

Her daughter, Lydia Rounds, was my g-g-grandmother. I have photos of her.

Her granddaugther, Pansy Hammond, was my g-grandmother. I have photos of her and knew her well.

Her g-grand-daughter, Charlotte Clouter, was my grandmother.

Her grand-daugther, Harriet Horan, was my mother.
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Her death certificate lists her father as William Parsons b York, ME and other sources list her name as Elvira Jane, but that didn't help much.  In addition to Susan Lydia, there were many other children whose births can be found on familysearch.org.

There are some census below with some of the other children's names.  Also, there is a picture of her on Ancestry.com.  That is a pay site, so to get any more details on that record you would have to either use their free-trial or join.

 

Massachusetts Deaths

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-266-11753-18907-0?cc=1463156&wc=12502658

Elvira Rounds

Death  09 Aug 1906  Cambridge, MA

Female age: 87  Widowed

birth  1819  York, Maine

father: William Parsons birthplace York MA

 

Massachusetts, State Census, 1855

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MQWJ-RPY

Benjamin T Rounds  M 37 Massachusetts

 Alvira Rounds F 36 Maine

 Benjamin T Rounds M 8 Massachusetts

 Mary Jane Rounds F 6 Massachusetts

 Caroline A Rounds F 4 Massachusetts

 Joseph P Rounds M 3 Massachusetts

 Joshua W Rounds M 0 Massachusetts

 

United States Census, 1870 

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MD38-4SQ

 Benj T Rounds  M 51y Massachusetts

 Elvira Rounds F 51y Maine

 Joseph Rounds M 17y Massachusetts

 William J Rounds M 15y Massachusetts

 Susan L Rounds F 12y Massachusetts

 Henry J Rounds M 8y Massachusetts

 

Her picture is on Ancestry.com at

http://records.ancestry.com/Elvira_Parsons_records.ashx?pid=105534766

by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (709k points)

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