Jerusha Simonds (abt. 1768 - 1844) Connecticut Genealogy This Has “FEBRUARY” written all over it

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Jerusha (Simonds) (Hunt) Roberts was born about 1768 the daughter of William Simonds and Rebecca Webster; baptized May 29, 1768; widow of Captain Oliver Hunt d. 1818; married Captain Cornelius Roberts 1822. She died February 10, 1844. I was able to photograph her gravestone. I added the FAG Link. We need help adding her husbands especially Captain Cornelius Roberts with more sources. Any Genealogy Collaborative help Is appreciated. Also she died in February. I fulfilled her photo request in February and her FAG profile was created in February. Is it possible she was born in February?

What should be current married last name. Hunt or Roberts?

See Jerusha Hunt’s FAG Link: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/197078919/jerusha-hunt

See Captain Cornelius Roberts FAG Link: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/197074130/cornelius-roberts

See Captain Oliver Hunt FAG Link: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/21419394/oliver-hunt

FYI: her stone has writing on 3 sides. The stone needs cleaning unable to catch the inscription on some sides 

WikiTree profile: Jerusha Roberts
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I would say her second husbands surname should be her current last name.

Here's a record of their 31 Jan 1822 marriage (one more day and a February wedding!):

<span id='VRBV'></span>''[[Space:Vital Records of Bolton to 1854 and Vernon to 1852|Vital Records of Bolton to 1854 and Vernon to 1852]]'' (Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, 1909) Page 157
by Azure Robinson G2G6 Pilot (168k points)
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February Wedding!!! One day short ! I wonder if licensed to be married then wedding in feb? I’ll bet she was born February. The 1822 marriage would be to Captain Roberts as her 1st husband Capt. Oliver Hunt died 1818. Also everyone on page 157 is basically buried there in Elmwood

"United States Census, 1820," database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHLX-SZ8 : accessed 15 February 2020), Jerusha Hunt, Vernon, Tolland, Connecticut, United States; citing p. 965, NARA microfilm publication M33, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 2; FHL microfilm 281,235.

"United States Census, 1830," database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHGY-GRZ : 24 August 2017), Jerusha Roberts, Vernon, Tolland, Connecticut, United States; citing 309, NARA microfilm publication M19, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 8; FHL microfilm 2,801.

Great job definitely Jerusha (Simonds) (Hunt) Roberts !

I believe her death record is under the names Jerusha Hunt per FAG profile

Name: Jerusha Hunt
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 10 Feb 1844
Event Place: Vernon, Tolland, Connecticut, United States
Event Place (Original): Vernon, Connecticut, United States
Gender: Unknown

GS Film Number: 3145
Digital Folder Number: 007592654
Image Number: 07996
 

Citing this Record
"Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F7DZ-1XQ : 16 January 2020), Jerusha Hunt, 1844.

Name: Jerusha Roberts
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 10 Feb 1844
Event Place: Connecticut, United States
Gender: Female

GS Film Number: 3192
Digital Folder Number: 007592687
Image Number: 07315
 

Citing this Record
"Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F768-ZTR : 16 January 2020), Jerusha Roberts, 1844.

Apparently she is my 4th cousin

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