Lydia and Jonathan are placed in this family by other researchers but their birth dates don't agree with the parents' marriage date. Was there a first wife? Considering William's age when he married Lydia, he could have had one.
Residences & events:
1830 McMinn Co, TN. The census recorded Wm at age 30-40 with 1 male under 5, 1 at 5-10, 1 female under 5, 2 at 5-10, and 1 was 20-30. Neighbors were unknown names.
Bef 1831 McMinn Co, TN was where relatives said children, David and Hannah, were born.
1836 IN. The family moved before daughter, Lucinda, was born.
1838, Vigo Co, IN, where son John was born.
1840 Clark Co, IL. Son Joseph was said to be born there that year but where was the family at census time?
9/17/1850 Clear Creek Pct, Clark Co, IL. At census time William was a 53 year old farmer but had no real estate so may have just settled there or were they preparing to move back to IN? Lydia was 43, children in the house were David, 17, a labourer, Hannah, 15, Lucinda, 13, Joseph, 10, May, 8, and John, 6.
1860 Where were William and Lydia that year?
Vigo Co, IN. They moved back sometime before they and children died there.
William was listed in the 1850 census but none after, so did he die earlier that the date posted?