Searching for parents and birth info for "my" Alice Elizabeth Eastwood. From her obit and death info I've found her stated born April 13, 1828, Richmond, Virginia. She consistently states her birthplace as Virginia throughout her life. But there were a lot of Eastwood families in Virginia! She moved for some unknown reason to Connecticut between 1840 and 1845. There was no mention of whether she went by herself or with family. By 1850 she gives birth to the first child with husband Ambrose Ruel Sparhawk and is living in Oswego county, New York. They lived for many years in Parish, Oswego county, NY but she eventually left for treatment for her arthritis to Battle Creek, Michigan accompanied by her daughters. They continued westward, living in Oakland, California until her death in 1890.
I have no trouble documenting her from the birth of their first child, but am unable to confirm anything before that time, including a birth record for her, or a marriage reccord. She is in Oswego county NY by 1849, as there was a newspaper notice that she had unclaimed mail there.
I appreciate any help.
Jo W G