Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Monday, August 07, 2006
As I hoped, besides the information I already have in my possession, from this book, about Morris Carothers, and his family, there is also information about the families of his wives. Morris was married 4 times, 3 of his wives appear to have been Westfield residents. Life was very tough on these women. Only his last wife outlived Morris.
There is no information regarding the first wife of Morris in this book beyond what is mentioned about her in the section about Morris.
Dedemiah (Connely) Mitchell
There does not appear to be any information about the Mitchell family beyond what is mentioned about in the section about Morris. Regarding the Connelys, there are 8 entries by Connely families in the book. In particular, the "Connely Family" entry on page 76 is about Dedemiah's parents and her family.
Sarah is the mother of Clark Carothers, and a direct ancestor of mine. The only Morrill entry is for Seth Thomas Morrill. However, although he has a sister named Sarah, he was born in 1859, and the Sarah I'm interested in was born in 1815. 44 years is a bit much of a stretch to make them siblings. However, perhaps the Sarah I'm interested in is Seth's Aunt? Seth's parents are listed as Frances Marian and Catherine Morrill.
Mrs. Angeline Johns
There is no information regarding the last wife of Morris in this book beyond what is mentioned about her in the section about Morris.
I also found 4 Lowery family entries. One of which provides information about the ancestry and family of Rachel (Lowery) Carothers! The other Lowery entries all appear to be descendants from Rachel's grandparents.
I have also found Sarah Elizabeth Carothers in the book as being married to Lewis Goble.
Here is a picture of her from the book:
Lewis and Sarah can be found in Salisbury Precinct, Coles County, Illinois in the 1850 US Census, see stamped, or printed, page 76. They are living next to Lewis's father, Daniel Goble. Daniel's wife Sitha had passed away the previous year, according to this book. She is not listed in the 1850 census record. Lewis is 23, and Sarah is 18 years old. A marriage record indicates they were married on March 30, 1850 in Coles County, Illinois.
In the 1870 US Census, Lewis and Sarah Goble are found in Hutton Township, Coles County, Illinois living next to Clark and Rachel Carothers. Clark and Sarah being brother and sister. They have sons, Daniel, 8, Jacob, 6, Benjamin, 11. An Emandia (?) Goble, female, 25, is also living with them.
In the 1880 US Census, Lewis and Sarah Goble are found in Hutton Township, Coles County, Illinois. Lewis is 52, Sarah is 48, and both indicate they were born in Indiana. Jabob, 16, is the only child living with them.
Well that's the end of the really easy bits of information about Lewis and Sarah. I will have to continue looking into their lives later!