Ancestral Clues and Lessons: Mary (Dingman) Sargent Landon

Mary (Dingman) Sargent Landon was born in Canada (probably Ontario) in the 1810s and died in the early 1850s probably in Iowa. She married Clark Sargent in Ontario, Canada, and later married Asa Landon in Winnebago County, Illinois. Some things I have learned from Mary’s life:

  • don’t move away from all your family. It makes it extremely difficult if you die with young children. It also makes it more difficult for your descendants to track you.
  • step-fathers make it easy for children to hide. When a researcher is unaware that an known ancestor’s unknown mother married after the father died it makes it difficult to trace that family.

My ancestor table can be viewed on my site. Benjamin is my 3rd great-grandfather.

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