Tombstone Tuesday – April 11, 2023 – Margaret Pocock Young

Margaret Pocock was born on September 5, 1858. Her death Certificate states she was born in England but she was most likely born in Ohio or Indiana since all the other siblings were either born in Ohio or Indiana. She was the daughter of Elijah Pocock and Nancy Middaugh.

Elijah and Nancy (Middaugh) Pocock had eight children; Milton (1843), Mary Catherine (1845), John (1848), Emeline (1852), Elias (1856), Margaret (1858), Nancy (1861). In the 1850 Federal Census, Elisha Pocock and his wife Nancy reside in Wayne Township, Tuscarawas County, Ohio. Elijah is working in the Construction Industry as a carpenter. He and Nancy have three children; Milton, Mary C and John H. They also have Andrew Middaugh living with them. Andrew is likely a brother to Nancy.

In the 1870 Census, Elijah, (is misspelled in most of the Census records..) is living in Lafayette Township, Allen County, Indiana. He has five children living with him; Emeline, Elias, Margaret A., Nancy M and Charles (Grandson, 1868). Nancy died in February 28, 1866. Elijah is a carpenter who builds houses. In the 1880 Federal Census, Elijah states that he is a widower, living with him are three children; Margaret, Elias, Nancy J., and Charles Pocock who is a grandson.

On September 8th,1880, Margaret married Samuel Young in Allen County, Indiana. On August 6, 1881, Margaret and Samuel had their first son, Albert and their second son, Clarence Floyd was born in 1883. In the 1900 Federal Census, Margaret and Samuel are listed and their sixteen year old son Clarence. They lived in Fort Wayne at 105 High Street. By the time of the 1910 Federal Census, Samuel and Margaret are listed with their son Clarence and his wife, Ore B Young. They live on Helle Street in Ward 8 of Fort Wayne, Indiana. The census records states that Margaret has given birth to two children and both are living.

In the 1920 Federal Census, Samuel and Margaret are listed and Margaret’s sister Emeline is living with them. They live on Fletcher Avenue in Ward 8 of Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Ninety-eight years ago on April 11, 1925, Margaret died of cancer of the bowel according to her death Certificate. She was buried at Hoverstock Cemetery in Zaneville, Indiana. There is no photo of her tombstone on Findagrave. My next visit to Hoverstock, I’ll look for her.

Rest in peace, Margaret!

Love Jan

Margaret was the sister of Joseph Smith’s wife. Joseph was my three times Great Uncle on the Paternal Smith lineage of our family.

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