"I believe my great third great grandfather is William Partridge born in Pennsylvania in 1808, his son Harry Ira Partridge born in Ohio in 1848, his son William Sumner Partridge born in Illinois in 1875 and my grandfather Glen Leon Partridge born in…"
Hi again, Dennis: The name Harriet Chase is familiar, but I'm currently forgetting how I know it.
The Mary Loveland that married your Partridge relative (Cyrus) was the sister of my direct ancestor David Loveland (m. Eunice Wheatley), and David and Eunice's son George Loveland is the one that married into the Hatch family (m. Ruby Hatch). According to the book A History of Norwich VT, my family moved there in 1779. I too still have distant cousins in the area, though my direct ancestor (g-g-father) and his brother (his only known sibling that survived to adulthood) both left around the end of the 1800s. My ancestor died out of state fairly young for his era but his brother and brother's wife moved back to Norwich late in their lives and, as far as I have been able to ascertain, lived there till they died. The latter's widow (Lillian Steel Loveland) wrote some pieces for Vermont History and other publications while living in Norwich. Perhaps this was more information than you wanted or needed to know! :-)
Well, now I'm not sure whether or not the Partridges I mentioned are the correct parents of my Partridge. The birth year is off by 9 years - I didn't realize it. I've been a little over-loaded and went back to double check the records and realized that the birth year was off by almost a decade! They're from the same area and have the same exact name. My relative was Margaret Jane Partridge b 1870 in or around Kemper County, Mississippi. I'm having a really difficult time finding anything out about her. :/ There are so many Partridges in Kemper and Neshoba County, Mississippi and I'm wondering how connected they are since they are so nearby each other and all of them seem to have parents from Georgia.