Now What? First Wives
12/29/2010
Expert answers to your genealogy questions.
Q. I need to find the place (probably in Virginia) and date of death of my ancestor Zephaniah Dyson’s wife. He remarried in 1811, but I can’t find anything on the death of his first wife, Dorotha (or Dorothy) Veirs Dyson.
 
A. This is long before the start of vital records in Virginia or neighboring states, so you’ll have to do some detective work—and get lucky.