Jody breaks into tears and goes to the restroom to clean up.
census has them married for 12 years which is incorrect. i think the census is in either ashtabula or lake county........ Orphan living with grandparents Mr and Mrs David Fowler in Lloydsville OH in 1926. John was born about 1820 in Ohio and died between Sept 21 and Nov 21, 1855 in Ohio (between the date of his will and the date it was presented). I believe that Lydia's parents or grandparents may be Eliphalet Norris (b 8-22-1757 in Epping, NH and d 3-3-1835 in Canton, NY) and Huldah Brown (b 3-15-1770 in Rehoboth, MA and died in Richmond, OH). Did you just have a one-night stand with the Farmer's Daughter?Whoops, didn't quite turn out like you figured, eh? The traditional Shotgun Wedding (replete with gun-toting relatives) is a common staple of comedies set in rural, "hillbilly" areas.Sometimes mutual attraction isn't even required before our hero or heroine winds up frog-marched to the chapel.One of the local boys or girls may take a shine to a traveling protagonist and attempt a forced marriage at gunpoint.