Organizing my digital files tonight and I can't believe what I came across!!I found Hannah Jones AND Louis B.
On my digital scan of the 1900 Census for Carmi (that I already had for my Great-Grandfather Jordan, and next door my Great-Great-Grandmother Jordan)... on the very same sheet is Hannah Jones!At the top in fact!I can't believe I had overlooked it.
This connects everything (for this stage anyway!). It's quite a long story of how I could overlook this, but at the time I was so focused on finding out about our Jordans and solving the mystery that plagued my dad, that I hadn't even thought to look for Jones yet--I didn't even know much of them yet.This was all about a year ago when I found this and then noticed I had both ancestors on the same sheet.Now this!
Of interest to you is that the census shows HANNA JONES is widowed and had 8 children (5 still living).It reports she was born in December 1857 in Illinois, her father born in IL, her mother born in PA.Next in her household is LOUIS B.------, born in December 1878, aged 21, a day laborer.This is easily presumed to be Lewis Benjamin Manley, but whether this was a census oversight, or Charles Jones legally adopted him and changed his name, I can't tell.Hannah is reported to be able to read, but not write (matching the materials you sent me).
Next in the household is my Great-Grandmother Saphronia (Effie).She always went by her middle name, even the following month on her marriage license, but this census has her first name, followed by two other sisters.Again, all a surprise as my dad thought Saphronia Effie was an only child.I will mail you print outs of my scans tomorrow.