Thanks for letting us know, Brian. Private User is our ace in this area - so I'm going to alert him to take a look too. Other profile followers might want to jump in & help y'all with your armchair research
http://www.geni.com/people/Bj%C3%B8rn-H-Grunnv%C3%A5g/6000000001428...; Private User.
If you log all changes that you make on the profile in this discussion then we can always go back & check all our reasoning if the error (if it's that :-) happens again.
Please let me know if anyone needs more access permissions in order to edit.
I've added her to the 1820 settler Howard's Party Project: http://www.geni.com/projects/1820-Settlers-Howard-s-Party/10034
Please check that this is correct too.
I originally found those dates in Pamela Barnes' book "Through the chequered path: the story of William Howard's party of 1820 settlers", but they do seem to be confirmed by Ancestry24.com, and Jemima's mother is done on her 1829 baptism certificate as Mary Ann Hallum, while the father is named as Richard Watson
I don't think we have an exact date of death for George Hallum, but at the very least Jemima appears to have been born out-of-wedlock.
By the time of Richard and Mary's 1837 marriage, Mary is listed as a Widow.
The Cape Town Archives does hold a petition from 1834 from Mary Ann which might relate to this issue, that maybe someone can go look up; the summary of the record specifically calls her "Wife of George Hallum".
DESCRIPTION MOTION. PETITION OF MARY ANN HALLUM, WIFE OF GEORGE HALLUM.
I had a look at Mary Ann's petition in the Cape Town Archives:
Source: KAB, CSC 2/6/1/13, Ref: 199
"The petition of Mary Ann Hallum, of Port Elizabeth, wife of George Hallum, late of Grahamstown.
"That your petitioner is to institute against her said husband George Hallum for a dissolution a venculo matrimonial on the grounds of wilful and malicious desertion and not having wherewithal to defray the necessary expenses in support of which she has annexed the required documents."
According to the above-cited document in the Cape Town Archives, George Hallum went on a waggon ride to Port Elizabeth with two of Mary Ann's brothers in Nov. 1825. During this trip George exhibited mental derangement, abandoned the waggon and has not been heard from since.
At the time this petition was filed, in 1834, Mary Ann believed George to be dead, having exhausted all means to find him, including posting notices in newspapers.