Jane Glasson married John Short in Whitstone Parish, North Cornwall, England, 6 Jan 1821. http://www.cornwall-opc-database.org/search-database/more-info/?t=marriages&id=587662
Her headstone in Millwood, Knox County, Ohio, USA gives a year of birth as 1799.
They had a son, John, baptized in Jacobstow Parish, (also North Cornwall) 9 July 1826. http://www.cornwall-opc-database.org/search-database/more-info/?t=baptisms&id=3710376
They had a daughter born in Cornwall, Anna/Anne, for whom I cannot find a birth record, but know of her existence through records in the USA (I'll save that for another question).
Jane's maiden name, Glasson, is supported by 2nd-hand evidence from the biography of her husband in America (page 664): https://archive.org/stream/centennialbiogra00lewipu#page/664/mode/2up
The Glasson surname is very common in south/west Cornwall, but unheard of in North/east Cornwall in the 19th century. There has been extensive research done on the Glasson families of Cornwall (see Penwith genealogy board: http://azazella.proboards.com/board/11/glasson), but none of these families seem to be missing a Jane.
Witnesses to the Banns of John Short and Jane Glasson's marriage in Whitstone were Henry PAYNTER and Anthony ARTHUR. The former was a farm owner in Whitstone Parish. PAYNTER was the witness to several marriages during the early 1800's, both family and seemingly non-family. I suspect that Anthony ARTHUR was a labourer on the farm, as his occupation is listed as such in the birth record of his daughter, Sarah Ann, born 4 Nov 1821 in Whitstone. He married Susanna WARREN at Whitstone, 29 March 1821.
There does seem to be a connection between the ARTHUR family and GLASSON family in Crowan. Anthony ARTHUR was born to Anthony and Ann (WARREN) in 1797 (married at Crowan in 1793) there. There was a large GLASSON family in Crowan at that time. Could it be that Jane GLASSON is a cousin of Anthony ARTHUR or Susanna WARREN?
The closest birth record that I have for Jane(or Jenifer, a common nickname) (searched 1770-1810) (http://www.cornwall-opc-database.org/search-database/more-info/?t=baptisms&id=1394845 http://www.cornwall-opc-database.org/search-database/more-info/?t=baptisms&id=1394940) is in 1791 & 1793 in Paul, to John and Constance. Both of these Janes have been claimed by other families:
- daughter of John and Constance (1793) married William Edge at Stoke Damerel, Devon, 12th May 1812
- Jennifer daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth was buried at Madron 19th June 1799
So out of this information, I have three questions: 1) What was Jane Glasson doing up in Whitstone in 1821, apparently so far from 'home'? and 2) What is the likelihood that her baptism record is missing or she was never baptized? and 3) if Jane was not originally from North Cornwall, would the banns witnesses be even more likely to have been people she knew from home, or strangers?