Until recently I was using the bare bones given to me from an 1968 Eddy genealogy I found in the Sutro Library in San Francisco … which said that in 1840 one James Eddy and his wife Dorothy (Ireland) and their four children, in company with Dorothy’s family, were traveling from Virginia perhaps to the Toledo area, perhaps to Monroe, Michigan (about 30 miles north). James and his father-in-law were drowned in the Maumee River, and soon after Dorothy died of grief. The four children – James, Sarah Jane, Marion and Mary Ellen, aged 8, 7, 5 and 3 – were taken in by family friends, Orry and Laviah Adams in Monroe, Monroe Co., Michigan. The article gave short histories of each child. Over the years I have fleshed out this narrative, and gradually discovered the lives of some of these people..