Charles Barnhart, b.1816 Ontario married Julia Ann Libby b.1821 NYS. She was disowned by her wealthy Libby relatives for marrying Charles who was a carpenter and lay minister. It's believed that Charles and Julia Ann died in Chicago Illinois - haven't been able to find their deaths. In the 1880- Michigan census they are living in Ludington, Mason County, Michigan.
With them were their daughter Sarah Clark b.in Illinois in 1843; her husband Charles Clark b. 1840 in Canada; their children Stewart and Martha Clark ages 5 & 3, Also in the same household is Charles and Julia Ann's son Charles Barnhart, Jr. b. 1853, his wife Annie b. 1861 and their 6 month old son Henry.
When one looks on a Michigan map, Chicago, Illinois was just across the lake from Ludington, Michigan.
I don't have access to any of the later census so can't check to see if they are still in Michigan or whether they did go to to Chicago as older members of the family said (now dead).
I need help in locating them after 1880 and where they all died.
Charles and Julia Ann had a daughter Elizabeth who married William McQueen in Barrie, Ontario in 1862; Martha who married Stephen Draper in 1871. Libby Barnhart their other daughter has yet to be located.
The Libby's deny Julia Ann's existence even to this day.