christianna (de moss) rampley

An Undated Purchase of Pilgrim’s Progress in Ohio in 1823–Probably

Women were not frequent bidders at estate auctions in the early 1820s. There was only one woman who purchased items from the estate of Thomas J. Rampley in 1823: Christianna Rampley. It was not unusual for widows to purchase items from their husband’s estate, particularly if husband died intestate. In some states, state statute gave […]