Elizabeth "Eliza" Ransom was born in Ulster County on January 2, 1803 to Jacob Ransom (1771-1837) and Elizabeth Budd. Jacob and Elizabeth were married July 19, 1795 in Westchester, New York. The couple had three children Eliza, Emaline and Thomas Jefferson Ransom. In the 1800 census Jacob was listed as living in Marlborough and in 1810 as living in Plattekill, New York. Their daughter Eliza became a school teacher and according to Ralph Lefevre's History of New Paltz, Eliza "was a lady of great tact and was greatly liked by the children and parents. She taught the girls to work embroidery as well as to understand the mysteries of arithmetic, geography, etc.". Eliza married Henry G. Dubois, the son of Garret Dubois (1774-1814) and Maria Elting (1775-1825) on October 12, 1837 at the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church in New Paltz, New York. Henry G. was born in Ulster County on February 3, 1797. The couple had two children, Jacob and Mary Elizabeth born March 28, 1839 and died September 4, 1855. In the 1850 census Henry G. and Eliza were living in Jefferson, Ross County, Ohio with their two children, Mary E. born about 1839 and Jacob born about 1841, and one servant 20 year old Eve Bunton. Henry G.'s occupation was listed as a farmer. In the 1860 census, Henry was again listed as a farmer and the couple were living with several different families. In the household was, Eliza (57), Jacob (18), Joel Pendegrass (11), Emaline Young (48), Elias Young (16), Mariah Ransom (23) and Elizabeth Ransom (19) both of which were listed as school teachers who born in New York. In the 1870 census Henry G. was listed as a retired farmer while Eliza was listed as keeping house. Living with them at the time was one domestic servant 16 year old Sarah J. Miller, who had attended school within the last year. Living next door to the couple was their son Jacob Dubois and his family. By the 1880 census both Henry G. and Eliza are living with their son Jacob and his family. Eliza is listed as having sore eyes. Three years later on July 24, 1883 Eliza died, and less than three month later on November 14, 1883 her husband Henry G. dies. Their tombstone can be viewed at http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=pv&GRid=35627399&PIpi=16717321, courtesy of Dan Siliven from Find a Grave. The couple are buried in the Londonderry Cemetery in Ross County, Ohio, along with their daughter, Maria Elizabeth, who died when she was 16.
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