I have two brick walls that have withstood all efforts so far at finding who these were. Both are in the same line of my family.
Brick Wall No. 1: [[Ames-1175 | Hannah Ames]] Smith, my great great grandmother. Based on the one census where she appears in her own name and on her age at death given on her tombstone she was born on 8 May 1797 in Vermont. She married my GG grandfather David Smith as either his second or third wife, and her eldest known child was Reason Smith (b 1821). I know my GG grandfather's eldest three children's mother, but there are two more born 1813 and 1814 who are probably not Hannah's, so whose are they? Was Hannah from Vermont and how did she get to Ohio?
Brick Wall No. 2: [[Tryon-363 | Mary Tryon]] Smith, Hannah's mother-in-law, in fact. Again, I can only guess her date of birth based on her age at death on 31 Mar 1833 in Canaan, Wayne, Ohio, which gives me a birth year of about 1761. She married my GGG grandfather (also David Smith) sometime around 1780 and they lived for a number of years in North East, Dutchess County, New York before moving on to Ohio in about 1809. It is there that the Moravians record Mary's maiden name when she stood as sponsor for the baptism of her granddaughter. I have checked literally hundred of Tryon families in Connecticut and early New York. Mary was NOT a common name amongst them, and I've been able to eliminate many Tryon families based on vital records, wills and such-like. But I don't even know whether she was born in either Connecticut or New York, or somewhere else altogether.
All help very gratefully received!