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Marcia Gurley DUNHAM
Husband:  Rudd VIETS
Birth:  1811/2, CT
Death:  5 Aug 1879
Disposition:  buried Maple Hill Cemetery, New Harmony, Posey Co., IN
Occupation:  miller; distiller; hotel keeper; clock business, Viets & Thrall
Father:  Benoni VIETS (1777- )
Mother:  Esther DEWEY (1780-1829)
Marriage:  16 May 1836, Mansfield, Tolland Co., CT
Wife:  Marcia / Marsha Gurley DUNHAM
Birth:  9 Aug 1815, Mansfield, Tolland Co., CT
Death:  5 Aug 1874, Indianapolis, Hamilton Co., IN
Disposition:  buried Maple Hill Cemetery, New Harmony, Posey Co., IN
Father:  Jesse DUNHAM
Mother:  Clarissa GURLEY
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1.  Susan W. Dimock.  1898.  Birth, Baptisms, Marriages and Deaths, from the Records of the Town and Churches in Mansfield, Connecticut, 1709-1850. Baker & Taylor Co., New York (online at books.google.com):
p. 293
Rudd Viets, of Granby, Conn., and Marcia Gurley Dunham, of Mansfield, m. May 16, 1836
2.  1840 U.S. Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #5-6 of 12; official enumeration began 1 Jun 1840; indexed "Vict"; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1840 IN Posey Co. New Harmony pp. 310A-310B Ln. 27 Rudd Viets 000 020 - 000 010 0020000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
2 males 20-29 1810-1820 = ?
= Rudd (b. 1811/2)
1 female 20-29 1810-1820 = Marcia (b. 1815)
2 persons employed in commerce

3.  1850 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #42 of 44):  Harmony Twp., Posey Co., IN, Roll M432_166, p. 278B, 385/403, enumerated 24 Aug 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Rud Viets 38 M   Mill & distily 800 Connecticut
Marsha " 34 F       "
Margarets Corbin  7 F       Indiana
Margaret is their "stepniece," that is, stepdaughter of Marsha's sister, Caroline (DUNHAM) CORBIN

4.  1860 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #11 of 21):  Mount Vernon P.O., New Harmony, Posey Co., IN, Roll M653_290, p. 924, PN 96, 704/708, enumerated 26 Jul 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Rudd Viets 48 M   Milling 3000 1000 Connecticut
Marsha  " 44 F         Do
Margaret Corbin 17 F         Indiana
William Viets  7 M         Kentucky
John Corbin 20 M         Indiana
Given that Marsha has had no other children and given that William was born in Kentucky, well after our subjects had moved to Indiana, he does not appear to their son a nephew, perhaps?  Margaret and John are stepchildren of Marsha's sister, Caroline (DUNHAM) CORBIN

4.  1870 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #14 of 21):  New Harmony P.O., Hotel, New Harmony, Harmony Twp., Posey Co., IN, Roll M593_352, p. 312B, PN 14, 117/125, enumerated 23 Jul 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Veits Rudd 58 M W Hotel Keeper 5500 11000 Connecticut
  "   Marsha G 54 F W Managing Hotel     "
  "   William 18 M W Attending School     Ky
Corbin Margaret 26 F W Helps in Hotel     Ind
Again, Margaret is stepdaughter of Marsha's sister, Caroline (DUNHAM) CORBIN.  Plus 15 others who appear to be either employees or guests in the hotel. 

5.  Find-a-Grave: Entries (online at findagrave.com):
Name Rudd Viets Marcia G Viets
Birth unknown unknown
Death 5 Aug 1879 5 Aug 1874
Burial Maple Hill Cemetery, Lot 481
New Harmony, Posey Co., IN
Memorial # 134603738 134603765

6.  Francis Hubbard Viets.  1902.  A Genealogy of the Viets Family with Biographical Sketches:  Dr. John Viets of Simsbury, Connecticut, 1710, and His Descendants.  Hartford Press: the Case, Lockwood & Brainard Company [CT] (online at Ancestry.com, Image #69-70 of 257):
p. 56
(Benoni,4 Abner,3 John,2 John.1)

BENONI4 VIETS, born Feb. 13, 1777, married Esther, daughter of Gad Dewey, born at Westfield, Mass., May 6, 1780... 

p. 57 ... His wife died May, 1829.


vii.  Rudd, b. about 1810; was a trading man; went to New Harmony, Ind.; was in the clock business, belonged to the firm of Viets & Thrall; was a good story teller; m. _____ Dunham of Mansfield; no children...

7.  Public Member Trees (online at Ancestry.com).

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