Marilla Crane Storrs was born March 28, 1818 to Jesse Crane and Rhoda Abbe. She died April 30, 1904 at Spring Hill, Mansfield, Tolland County, Connecticut. She married Albert Storrs on December 6, 1840. They had three children. Their only daughter Lovina died as an infant. Marilla continued to live in the family home after the death of her husband. Her son Edgar and his family lived with her.
She may have been an indulgent grandmother. She called her granddaughter Ada "her little rose bud" and gave her a special pressed glass water goblet embossed with rose buds. There is a family story that Marilla wore a wig. Grandchildren Ada and Gilbert had hidden in her room to see her without her wig and they did. There was not an agreement about how much hair - totally bald or just one hair.
We knew from talking to Grandma , who Marilla's parents were, but finding a written source has been difficult. Her birth was not recorded in the town records. Her marriage and Death were. The Abbe genealogy provide an explanation.
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