Born: June 1827 in Snyder County Pa
Born: in Maine (According to Joseph's death certificate)
Mary Stoner is the mother of Joseph Lumbard. He wrote a letter to her, addressed to "Mother Duck", while in the civil war. We assume she married a Lumbard, and that he died before she married Jacob Duck, but I can find no record of who her first husband may have been.
Howard Scharf remembers that Joseph's father was a traveling salesman from New England, and that Joseph was born illigitimate - Mary Ann never married him.
"Josiah Lumbard was born in Maine circa 1820's. He came to PA early 1840's.
in 1844 he fathered my GGreat grandfather Joseph Ashur Lumbard. Can't
find marriage information, but I believe Josiah was married to Mary Ann
Stoner of Selinsgrove, Snyder County, PA. He either died or moved on before
1850 because the census shows Mary Ann married to Jacob Duck and lists her
young son Joseph Lumbard as a member of the household." "She was married to Jacob Duck by 1850. Mary Ann and Jacob Duck and her small son Joseph Ashur Lumbard (c1844) were in the 1850 census. She lived in Selinsgrove and was born in 1827. I know a lot about her later life, but nothing of her early life. She was probably about 18 years old when Joseph was born. I know that Josiah Lumbard was from Maine because his name was on my GGrandfathers death certificate as 'Father'
In 1833 & 1834 we find a Mary Ann Stoner in the Gettysburg Seminary Records - these records are not from Gettysburg PA, many of our Snyder county ancestors are listed in them. Mary is confirmed in 1844, along with a Christian.
Add in that a Catherine lives with Mary in 1870, and my best guess currently is that Mary is the daughter of Abraham & Mary Catherine (Funk) Stoner.
That's an unproven hunch at this point, and since Abraham did not die until 1870, census records might easily prove this wrong - as Abraham is not listed with Catherine at Mary (Stoner) Ducks home in 1870.
Abraham on find a grave - http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=
The obit tells us that Mary had one sister alive in 1900, Mrs Daniel Hahn in Grand Rapids Michigan.