In the 1860 & 1870 Washington twp., Grant Co., IN Censuses, I found the following family (names & approx. birth year info depends on which of the two censuses I gleaned the info from):
Benjamin Miley/Myley--b. ca.1824, PA Sarah/Susan Miley/Myley--b. 1832/33, OH Augustus Carnall/Cornell--b. ca.1853--IN Joseph Miley/Myley--b. ca.1858, IN Jane Miley/Myley--b. ca.1861, IN Margaret Miley/Myley--b. ca.1863, IN Isabella Miley/Myley--b. ca.1866, IN Grace Miley/Myley--b. ca.1868, IN
Augustus & Joseph were the only children in the household with Benj. & Sarah/Susan Miley/Myley in the 1860 census.The only info I have on this family comes from these 2 censuses.
I am hoping the above Augustus Carnall/Cornell is my husband's Great-Grandfather August Carnall, b. 15 Aug 1851, Newville, IN.The earliest I've POSITIVELY found Bud's August Carnall is in the 1880 Census--Lincoln twp., Crawford Co., KS---August moved there from IN in 1878.
If the Augustus Carnall/Cornell listed with the Miley/Myley family above is Bud's GG, then one explanation could be that Benjamin is his step-father, & Sarah/Susan is his mother, possibly widowed.I know nothing about Bud's August Carnall's parents except August's father was born in OH or France, & his mother was born in OH or NY.The birthplace info comes from later censuses concerning August.Coincidence or not, Bud's GG named one of his sons Benjamin.
I'm hoping someone out there can help me with the above people?