I need help figuring out who Armon Mauck belongs to. Is he really a Mauck or did the Mauck's just raise him? He changes his name from Mauck to Hillery between the 1870 census and his marriage in 1871. Just working from public records this is what I found.
1850 Henry Co, IL Census, page 46/91 (dated 12 Oct 1850)
Philip Mock age 42, farmer, bn IA (Should be Indiana) (first wife Elizabeth had died 7 Feb 1850)
Almon Mock age 18, bn IA (Elmer Mauck md Susan Stoddard 4 Nov 1855 Henry Co)
Eli Mock age 16, bn IA (md Emma Bush 14 Feb 1856 Henry Co)
Amanda Mock age 14, bn IA (md MB Roth 24 Feb 1856, Henry Co)
Nancy Mock age 12, bn IA (md Thomas McClellan 27 Oct 1859, Henry Co)
Melissa Mock age 7, bn IL
Anna Mock age 5, bn IL
Mary Mock age 2 bn IL
The only name on the Henry County census in 1850 that even comes close to Hillery is Nicholas Hilboury, age 30 (wheelright) unmarried, born in Sweden. The only Hillary/Hillery families in the entire state on the 1850 Illinois index were in Vermillion County – clear across the state. (dated 16 Dec 1850)
Dist 21, page 106/256
George Hillary age 38, farmer, bn OH
Sarah Hillary age 35, bn NJ
Mary Hillary age 14, bn IL
Wuldah Hillary age 12, bn IL
Samuel Hillary age 6, bn IL
Sarah Hillary age 1, bn IL
Dist 21, page 107/256 (next page)
Oshnon Hillery age 68, farmer, bn MD
Hanna Hillery age 47, bn VA
Duryilla Hillery age 25, bn OH (Drucilla on 1860)
Maria Hillery age 25, bn OH
John Brooks age 13, bn IL
There is one Hillery family in the Virginia index that could be Harman Hillery’s family but they are still found in the same county in 1860 (Owen, Mary, Martha, William S. & William age 62)
Monongalia County, VA Dist 37 page 141/156
Owen E. Hillery age 29 farmer, bn VA
Mary Hillery age 29, bn VA
Martha Hillery age 6, bn VA
William S. Hillery age 3, bn VA
Margaret Hillery age 22, bn VA (sister?)
William Hillery age 52 , bn VA (father?)
1860 Henry Co, IL Census, Clover Twp, Woodhull PO page 5/19 (dated 10 Aug 1860)
Philip Mauk age 57, farmer, bn IN
Elizabeth Mauk age 60, wife, bn VA (2nd wife - md. Widow Rosenbaum 29 Feb 1852 in Warren Co.)
Malissa Mauk age 18, bn IL
Mary Mauk age 12, bn IL
Arman Mauk age 9, bn IL
A.J. Rosenbaum age 32 bn VA
Since Philip’s first wife had died on 7 Feb 1850, Arman/Harman could not have been her child, unless his birth date and year is off on his grave record, which shows date of birth as 24 Feb 1851. Perhaps she died in childbirth? If Arman/Harman was the child of Elizabeth Rosenbaum, why would he not be listed as a Rosenbaum as her other child, Andrew J. Rosenbaum was? On the 1850 Warren County census, Anthony and Elizabeth Rosenbaum only have the two unmarried sons living with them, Andrew J. age 23 and James age 21. James married on 1 Apr 1852 in Warren County to Ellen Shoemaker so I don’t think Arman could have been widow Rosenbaum’s grandson, unless she had a daughter who had married a Hillery previous to the 1850 census? Rosenbaum researchers show no other children than the two boys.
There are no other white males with the last name Hillery/Hillary in the entire 1860 census index born in either Virginia or Illinois within 2 years of 1850.
1870 Henry Co, IL Census, Clover Twp, Woodhull PO page 40/43 (dated 17 Jun 1870)
Mauck, Philip age 61, farmer, bn IN
Mauck, Elizabeth age 70, bn VA
Mauck, Harmon age 20, bn VA (previous census indication born in IL)
Anderson Ella A age 14, bn Sweden (Nicholas Hilboury on the 1850 census was born in Sweden)
Is she just a servant or is there a family connection?
On 8 Mar 1871 Harmon Hillery married Eliza Melissa Cornish (widow Ramsey) in Mercer County, IL.
Sometime between 17 Jun 1870 and 20 Mar 1871, Elizabeth Huffman Rosenbaum Mauck dies.
On 20 Mar 1871, Phillip Mauck married Eunice Day (widow Cornish) in Mercer County, IL. Eunice Day Cornish is Eliza Melissa Cornish’s mother so therefore is Harmon Hillery’s mother-in-law.
1880 Henry Co, IL Census, Clover Twp Dist 104 page 15/21 (dated 10 Jun 1880)
Hillery, Harmon age 29, farmer, bn VA, father bn VA mother bn VA
Hillery, Eliza age 30, bn IL, father bn England mother bn NY
Hillery, Ida age 14, bn IL, father bn VA mother bn IL (s/b Ida Ramsey)
Hillery, Robert age 12, bn IL, father bn VA mother bn IL (s/b Robert Ramsey-went by Robert Hillery from that point forward)
Hillery Lottie age 8, bn IL, father bn VA mother bn IL
Hillery, Mary age 6, bn IL, father bn VA mother bn IL
Hillery, Franklin age 4, bn IL, father bn VA mother bn IL
Mock, Phillip age 70, farmer, bn IN, father bn VA mother bn VA
Mock, Eunice age 56, bn NY, father bn NY mother bn NY
Cornish, Edwin age 23 bn IL (stepson) father bn England mother bn NY
Cornish, Flora age 14 bn IL (stepdaughter) father bn England mother bn NY
1900 Henry Co, IL Census Cambridge Twp Dist 6 page 28/45 (dated 12 Jun 1900)
Hillery, Harman H. bn Feb 1850 age 50 md 31 yrs bn IL, father bn VA mother bn VA (grave record says Feb 1851)
Hillery, Eliza M. bn Mar 1848 age 52 six children born, six children living, bn IL, father bn England, mother bn NY
Hillery, May bn Jan 1874 age 26 bn IL, father bn VA, mother bn IL
Hillery, F. Leroy bn Nov 1883 age 16 bn IL, father bn VA mother bn IL
1910 Henry Co, IL Census, Cambridge Twp Dist 110, page 7/16 (dated 3 May 1910)
Hillery, Herman, father, age 58 widowed born VA, father bn Germany, mother bn VA (with son Roy)
1920 Henry Co, IL Census, Wethersfield Tpw Dist 148 page 17/41 (dated 15 Jan 1920)
Hillery, Herman H. father age 70 widowed born VA, father born Germany, mother bn VA (with son Roy)
Between the 1900 census and the 1910 census, his father goes from being born in Virginia to being born in Germany. Could it be because the person who he considered his father, Phillip Mauck, had died 10 Mar, 1906 so he no longer had to claim that out of respect?
Any thoughts out there?