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Mercy Larrabee1,2,3

Female
b. April 1815, d. 19 August 1901


Family George Samuel Firestone b. 30 June 1811, d. 4 March 1891
Marriage* 2 March 1879  Coldwater, Branch Co., MI, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N3D2-882#
groom's name: George Firestone
groom's race:
groom's age: 68 years
groom's birth date: 1811
groom's birthplace: Ohio
bride's name: Mercy Cook Or Larabee
bride's race:
bride's age: 63 years
bride's birth date: 1816
bride's birthplace: Ohio
marriage type:
marriage date: 02 Mar 1879
marriage place: Coldwater, Branch, Michigan
groom's father:
groom's mother:
bride's father:
bride's mother:
groom's marital status:
groom's previous wife:
bride's marital status:
bride's previous husband:
film number: 2342464
frame number:
digital folder number: 4207607
image number: 409
reference number: v 3 p 142 rn 321
Collection: George Firestone, "Michigan, Marriages, 1868-1925"

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FC6L-5QP#
groom's name: George Firestone
groom's birth date: 1811
groom's birthplace: Ohio
groom's age: 68
bride's name: Mercy Larabee Cook
bride's birth date: 1816
bride's birthplace: Ohio
bride's age: 63
marriage date: 02 Mar 1879
marriage place: Coldwater, Branch, Michigan
groom's father's name:
groom's mother's name:
bride's father's name:
bride's mother's name:
groom's race: White
groom's marital status:
groom's previous wife's name:
bride's race: White
bride's marital status: Widowed
bride's previous husband's name:
indexing project (batch) number: M73659-1
system origin: Michigan-EASy
source film number: 930797
reference number: 245
Collection: Mercy Larabee Cook, "Michigan, Marriages, 1822-1995", Principal=George Samuel Firestone1,2,3,5


Note*   Mercy is the daughter of Samuel Larrabee. She was previously married to Richard Cook and had four children with him, Samuel S., Mary M., Polly M. and Russell W. Her marriage record to RIchard S. Cook gives her name as Pound. There is an Isaac Pound in Wayne Co. who had a son the same age as Mercy. It is likley Mercy's father is the same Samuel Larrabee that was elected constable of Wayne Co., OH in 1818 and lived there until 1835 when he moved to Lanawee CO., MI.

If she married a Pound, he either died young or they were divorced. She was divorced from Richard Cook in Platte Co., Nebraska in 1874 according to these court appearances:

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~neplatte/law/law1870a.html
The Columbus Journal, May 2, 1874
Cases for Trial. - Court convenes, Monday, May 4th.
Richard S. Cook vs. Mercy Cook.

The Columbus Journal, September 30, 1874
District Court.
Trial Docket, Oct. Term, 1874.
Cook v. Cook. Divorce.

After George's death she was institutionalized before her death at the Branch County Asylum in Coldwater, MI. Shortly before that she was involved in a hoax that involved her pretending to marry Moses Olmstead. Whether her irratic mental state was partially to blame for her divorce from Richard Cook, this may have been brought on by the death of her children whom did not live past 1885 acording to the history of De Kalb Co., IN.2 
Married Name   Firestone1 
Birth* April 1815  OH1,4 
Marriage* 2 March 1879  Coldwater, Branch Co., MI, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N3D2-882#
groom's name: George Firestone
groom's race:
groom's age: 68 years
groom's birth date: 1811
groom's birthplace: Ohio
bride's name: Mercy Cook Or Larabee
bride's race:
bride's age: 63 years
bride's birth date: 1816
bride's birthplace: Ohio
marriage type:
marriage date: 02 Mar 1879
marriage place: Coldwater, Branch, Michigan
groom's father:
groom's mother:
bride's father:
bride's mother:
groom's marital status:
groom's previous wife:
bride's marital status:
bride's previous husband:
film number: 2342464
frame number:
digital folder number: 4207607
image number: 409
reference number: v 3 p 142 rn 321
Collection: George Firestone, "Michigan, Marriages, 1868-1925"

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FC6L-5QP#
groom's name: George Firestone
groom's birth date: 1811
groom's birthplace: Ohio
groom's age: 68
bride's name: Mercy Larabee Cook
bride's birth date: 1816
bride's birthplace: Ohio
bride's age: 63
marriage date: 02 Mar 1879
marriage place: Coldwater, Branch, Michigan
groom's father's name:
groom's mother's name:
bride's father's name:
bride's mother's name:
groom's race: White
groom's marital status:
groom's previous wife's name:
bride's race: White
bride's marital status: Widowed
bride's previous husband's name:
indexing project (batch) number: M73659-1
system origin: Michigan-EASy
source film number: 930797
reference number: 245
Collection: Mercy Larabee Cook, "Michigan, Marriages, 1822-1995", Principal=George Samuel Firestone1,2,3,5

Census* 1880  1880 Federal Census, Indiana, DeKalb County, Franklin Township, ED: 81, Series: T9, Roll: 273, Page: 38A, June 4
(enumerated with husband, George Firestone)
23, 100, 161, Firestone, Mercy, W, F, 65, , Wife, , 1, , , Housekeeper, , , , , , , , , , , Ohio, NY, Maryland1 
Census 1900  1900 Federal Census, Michigan, Branch County, Coldwater Township, ED: 11, Series: T623, Roll: 704, Page: 151B, June 5
Sheet 2B, Branch County Infirmary
84, 43, 43, Firestone, Mercy, Inmate, W, F, Apr, 1815, 85, M, 24, , , Ohio, Connecticut, Connecticut, , , , , , , Yes, Yes, Yes, , , ,4 
Death Cert 19 August 1901  Branch County Home, Coldwater Twp., Branch Co., MI, Name: Mercy Firestone
Titles & Terms:
Death Date: 19 Aug 1901
Death Place: Coldwater Twp., Branch Co., MI
Birth Date: Apr 1814
Estimated Birth Year:
Birthplace: NY
Death Age: 86
Gender: F Inmate
Marital Status: Widowed
Race or Color: W
Street Address:
Occupation: House Wife
Residence: County Home, Coldwater Twp., Branch Co., MI
Burial Date: 20 Aug 1901
Burial Place:
Cemetery Name:
Spouse's Name:
Father's Name:
Father's Title & Terms:
Father's Birthplace:
Mother's Name:
Mother's Titles & Terms:
Mother's Birthplace:
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Certificate Number:6
Death* 19 August 1901  Coldwater Twp., Branch Co., MI, Name: Mercy Firestone
Gender: Female
Burial Date:
Burial Place:
Death Date: 19 Aug 1901
Death Place: Coldwater Twp., Branch, Michigan
Age: 86
Birth Date: 1815
Birthplace: New York
Occupation: Housewife
Race: White
Marital Status: Widowed
Spouse's Name:
Father's Name: Unknown
Father's Birthplace:
Mother's Name: Unknown
Mother's Birthplace:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: B07318-3
System Origin: Michigan-EASy
Source Film Number: 930801
Reference Number: v B p 2067 

Citations
  1. [S100] 1880 U.S. Federal Census , 1880 U.S. Federal Census.
  2. [S937] IN, Dekalb Co. History 1885online http://www.archive.org/details/historyofdekalbc00inte.
  3. [S914] Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925.
  4. [S246] 1900 U.S. Federal Census , 1900 U.S. Federal Census.
  5. [S938] Michigan Marriages, 1822-1995.
  6. [S1050] Seeking Michigan, online http://www.seekingmichigan.com.
  7. [S882] Michigan Deaths and Burials, 1800-1995.


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