Amarilla’s grandmother Mary Ann Delano Keller died on 3 Aug 1882 in Morrow Co., Ohio. I have not found anything in the death records for Morrow County about her death like I did for John Keller, her husband.
Mary is buried with John Keller in the Hedding M.E. Cemetery in Morrow County, Ohio. I featured that tombstone in the posted dated March 25, 2011 on John Keller’s death.
Here is another photo of the tombstone:
Mary Anne Delano and John Keller married on 5 March 1831, per the marriage records of Knox Co. or on 15 Mar 1830 per Hse of Delano book in Fredericktown, Knox Co., Ohio.
Source: Marriage Records 1808-1851, Probate Court, Knox Co., Mt. Vernon, Ohio, FHL#1294304 1808-1853.
There is information about the family in the book: The Genealogy, History and Alliances of the American House of Delano 1621-1899, by Major Joel Andrew Delano, Part IV, New York 1899, pg. 426 to 427.
Mary was the daughter of Stephen Delano (Jr.) and Lovina Smith. The Delano’s are an old family and go back to Philippe de Lannoy (Delano or de la Noye) to 1621 and the 2nd boat to Plymouth, Massachusetts, The Fortune.
There is one submission application for Stephen Delano (Sr.) at the DAR Library. It is an original application to DAR under Elizabeth Delano, daughter of Stephen Delano and Mary Shaw, and a sister to Stephen Delano, Mary Anne Delano Keller’s father. You can search for this information at the DAR website it will cost to purchase a copy.
Miriam, Amarilla’s niece wrote in her notes:
Miriam’s Thoughts On DAR
My Aunt Miriam was a little confused. She was mixing up membership in the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution 1776) with membership in Mayflower 1620. Two very different and separate hereditary organizations. Miriam is correct there is DAR and Mayflower in Amarilla’s lineage through the Delano family and the Goss family. I have found a copy of the source book that Miriam mentions from the Boston Public Library and it is close to what was written. The date is 1973 and a lot more information and sources are available today.
There are green books from the General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1999 that were written by Muriel Curtis Cushing that feature the descendants of Philip Delano of the Fortune 1621 and his descendants for four generations to Stephen Delano born 1748. The other book is the the fifth and sixth generations numbers 198-367 Part I 2004, which does not cover our family and so far I do not see that Part II has been published at this time.
Miriam writes more: “Amarilla Spracklin Barclay Dawes Urton, My mother’s mother. Old line American. Tried to prove her right to membership in DAR but never made it. Fine old American names in her lineage — Delano, Keller, Dare.”
I am a member of the Delano Kindred:
They are a hereditary organization for Delano descendants. Ms. Cushing is up for President of this organization in 2011. Their membership is not that expensive or is it hard to join. I have yet to submit my family line to them but plan to soon. You will find information at their website. They have annual reunions. As a member I have access to the membership list, a copy of the Delano book I mentioned above and information on what is going on regarding the research on the Delano family.
Internet Archive has a copy online of the Delano Genealogy Book: http://www.archive.org/details/genealogyhistory13dela
Wikipedia has an interesting article about the Delano Family with sources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delano_family