My next entry in the “52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks” Challenge also known to me as “52 Weeks in Whenever” is my maternal great grandmother, Melinda Sharrow Duprey (1875 -1937).I am starting to get into ancestors that I know little about or have yet to fully research. I know Melinda was born 16 April 1875 to Alex Sharrow (1835-1882) and Delia Paquette/Pockett (1849-1923) in Au Sable Forks, Clinton County, New York. Her known siblings include John, Lydia, Louis, George and Elizabeth “Lizzie”.
She married Eugene Duprey (1862-1936) on 31 December 1891 at St Matthew’s Catholic Church in Black Brook, Clinton County, New York. They had six children, Philip, Mamie, Anna, George, Leah and Eulalia (my grandmother).
I know she was a crafter. According to my mother that is where my grandmother and aunts learned to do various needlepoint crafts as well as making rugs on looms. My mother was great at crafts. I did not get that gene :)
|Melinda Sharrow Duprey|