09 November 2010

A Distressing Accident

While looking around on the newspaper archive atGenealogyBank, I discovered a reference in the Baltimore Gazette and Daily Advertiser from 18 August 1834. Apparently John A. Rampley, the youngest son of William Rampley, fell off a load of hay into some water where he drowned.

William was a brother to my ancestor, Thomas Rampley.

This newspaper account is the only reference to the son I can find.

As they add more newspapers, perhaps I'll make more discoveries. Based on this, it appears that the son died on 2 August 1834.