ID # 216, (1846-1869)
|Birth||Melissa Dodge was born on 30 March 1846 at Beverly Township, Wentworth County. |
|Marriage||She married T. J. Boggs on 15 July 1868 at Saginaw City, Michigan.|
Source: Melissa Dodge 21 of Chesaning born Canada married 15 July 1868 in Saginaw City to T.J. Boggs 29 of St. Charles. Witnesses were Sarah Bullock and Sarah Gage of Saginaw.
|Death||She died on 31 July 1869 at age 23. |
|Burial||She was buried at Wildwood Cemetery, Chesaning Township, Michigan. |
|Note||Melissa's death information is taken from a transcription of her stone at Chesaning Wildwood Cemetery. Since the child buried with her is unnamed, it may be that she died in childbirth.|
Online trees have Melissa's husband as unknown Boggs. The Wildwood Cemetery transcription from Chesaning has a Melissa Boggs buried, wife of T.J. Boggs. He does appear to be buried there. Looking in the 1870 census, there is a Thomas J. Boggs at Grand Rapids, though he appears to be married. The census does not state relationships and it's possible that the apparent spouse is a sister. Since the way the transcription is set up seems to place Melissa's burial plot next to Leonard Sr. and Mary, I believe it's safe to say that she is Melissa Dodge, their daughter.