I think I am on the right track, but if someone can help me I would appreciate it.I am trying to find out more info on Mathew Dilbeck, who I highly suspect in to be the son of Marian (sp?) Dilbeck and Elisa (Bates?).
In one of the census records, 1870, Marian and Elisa have what appear to be two daughters named Martha.However, I believe one of those is a son, Mathew. It seems odd that they would have named two children in a row Martha.
One is very likely my husband's gggrandfather. I believe it to be the elder one, since my Mathew has the same middle initial. I also remember seeing somewhere else where they had a son named Mathew, but I cannot find it anymore.
I cannot find any of them in the 1880 census to confirm or debunk my theory.
Mathew married Minnie Grace in Montgomery County, AR.I believe I have been to his grave at Cherry Hill Cemetery, in Cherry Hill, AR. He was born in either 1865 or 1868. He passed away in 1910.
Minnie later married a Frasier and moved to Oklahoma, where she passed away.