Who were his parents?Where did they come from?He m. Naomi SLAVENS on July 10, 1835 in Pike Co., OH.Was on the census there in 1840.Found in Shelby Co., IL in 1850 & 1860 with children: Clinton 11, Marion 9, Elizabeth 6 (my gr-grandmother) Mary C. (probably Comfort)4, and John M.He must have been in MO for a few years before Shelby because 2 of the children were listed as born there. He may have moved back to Pike Co., OH after 1860 because his dau. my gr-grandmother m. Eli Hawk there on April 15, 1866.Can't find him anywhere on the 1870 censuses so far.Elizabeth & Eli HAWK moved to Newton Co., MO in 1869.
His wife, Naomi SLAVENS, had family in both Pike Co., OH and Shelby Co., IL.Also living with them on the 1850 census Shelby Co., IL was, Frances Sypes 20 (f) b. MA.
If anyone can help with this puzzle it would be very much appreciated.Thanks.