You're right, there's not much action on this list. I do appreciate your offer to check census reports, but I subscribe to ancestry.com for the census images, etc. and they have been very helpful. Trouble is I've not had many Carlin names to look for.Since I posted my query, however, I have learned a bit more than I knew, but my Carlin connection remains the biggest mystery in my family tree. Only clues I found were in old family archives and included part of a letter written in 1868, and a lot of "traditions!"
Here's an outline of what I know:
John Humes (1770-1853) m. (1) Elizabeth Carlin ca. 1799 in Philly. They had 5 children, some b. PA and at least 2 in VA.In March 1815-- I presume after Elizabeth died-- John Humes m. (2)Margaret Purse.John and all of his children are well accounted for, as is Margaret Purse, but no sign of Elizabeth.
Only clue I have to her parents or siblings, is that in 1868, in Springfield, Ohio, the widow of Ruth E. Carlon agreed to include a settlement out of her husband's estate to be paid to the grandchildren of Elizabeth Carlin Humes who lived in PA and MO.I have no idea of what the relationship between John Carlon and Elizabeth was. She was born bet.1778-1780, about 10 years before him, so possibly was his older sister? Aunt?
From this clue, I finally found John Carlon inFayette, Va. in 1850, where he m. for 2nd time; then found him in this 1860 Springfield Census. (Children are from previous marriages of John and Ruth.) John Carlon691790 PAMerchant Ruth E Carlon521807 Ohio Robert Carlon171842 WI Virginia H Harvey201839 VA
Sorry to ramble on like this, but maybe these names will ring bells or something.Thanks for just responding to my query; it's encouraging anytime I learn someone has read my postings.