Mary Roxana Birchard, daughter of Austin Birchard, of Fayetteville, now Newfane, Vermont, was a first cousin of Rutherford Birchard Hayes who on March 4, 1877 became the nineteenth President of the United States. When Mary Birchard visited Florida during February and March, 1867, her cousin Rutherford was a Representative from Cincinnati, Ohio, in the Fortieth Congress of the United States.
Birchard, Mary R.
"A Trip to Florida, 1867: Three Letters of Mary R. Birchard,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 33
, Article 8.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol33/iss2/8