Rosanna Toy’s age has alwasy been difficult to pin down, due to conflicting information in available records. Now there is new information found in an 1879 newspaper that just adds to the confusion.
A few months ago, when I solved the mystery of Daniel Toy’s final resting place, I uncovered a new mystery, found in the inscription on the stone, which begins “This stone is Erected by Rhoda Toy In memory of her Husband…”
We found something long thought unfindable today. The tombstone of Marianne’s great-great-great grandfather. Marianne was born Marianne Toy. Six generations ago, Daniel Toy left Donegal for America and came to work in the E.I. du Pont powder mills. He lived in Henry Clay Village on the Brandywine with his wife Rosanna (Coyle). Twelve years later, he was killed in… Read More »