I'm looking for the following missing pieces:
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Thomlinson family missing pieces
- Names, et cetera, for the parents of Joseph B Thomlinson. The 1870 Census lists him as having been born in Virginia, and as being 40 years old. Therefore, he was born c. 1830, meaning that he could show up in either of two columns in the 1830 and 1840 cenci. So far, there's no sign of him in the 1850 census.
- Name, date and place of marriage, et cetera for the first wife of Joseph B Thomlinson. Joseph B was living in Granby Township, Newton County, Missouri by the 1870 Census, and had very recently married a Mary E. Meadows, who was obviously not the mother of his children. Joseph B was born in Virginia, in approximately 1830, and may have married his first wife in Virginia, Missouri, or anywhere in between.
- Names, dates of birth, et cetera, for the nine+ children of Joseph B Thomlinson and Mary E. Meadows. All would have been born after 1870, and the first nine before 1885. The family was still living in Granby Township, Newton County, Missouri when the nineth, a female, was born in 1884.
- Places and dates of death for all of the Thomlinsons!
Turgeon family missing pieces
- Birthplace, parents, et cetera, for John Turgeon. Thanks to kind folks on various message forums, I've found him in the 1900 census, and found his burial records. There may have been two John Turgeons in Iowa in the 1850-1900 period. I'm finding (on Rootsweb's family trees) indications of a John Turgeon, born in Virginia, with connections to South Dakota and a son William. This may be the one (also born in Virginia) I found living with the Ludlows in the 1880 Census. The other seems to be from Ohio, and is definitely my great grandfather. The one (John T Turgeon, to match the Civil War Military record) who's buried in Louisa County is my great grandfather, but I'm not sure whether there were two different John Turgeons. If the Rootsweb one is my great grandfather, how does his son William fit in, and why the discrepancy in birthplace?
Smith family missing pieces
Niels Madson Smith came from Denmark/Germany: he was a Dane, but came from a border town which was part of Germany at some point. In at least one census, he claimed to have been born in Germany, so it may have been a German town when he was born in 1841.
- Was Niels really born in Little Nurstrip, Schlesswig, Denmark, near Grasten? That's what it says in a note I have written on the back of a list of relatives, birthdates, et cetera, written out in 1941 by Mom's Aunt Anna.
- When did Niels come to the U.S.? We don't even have family legends on this, save that he married here.
- Who was Frances Smith's mother?
Davis family missing pieces
- I still need to find Villeroy Davis in the census, marriage records for Florence Prince and Villeroy, Florence, Blanche and Bessie Ella in the census, et cetera.
- Are we right in guessing that the Waites that great grandma Florence wrote about were her children by an earlier marriage to a Mr. Waite?
- Who was Mr. Waite? When and where did he marry Florence?
- Where are the Waite kids? I haven't had much luck finding them in the census