As I bring no new light to any topic that I can find, I will introduce my mystery to the forum:
My 2nd Great-Grandmother Ellen Ead (e) s is first found in the 1850 Census of Pendleton County, KY at age 16(b KY c1834) with the person I assume is her mother, Francis, 49 (b VA c1801) and assumed siblings, William m 18 (b KY c1832), Caswell m 13 (b KY c1837), and Augusta f 10 (b KY c1840).
The next clues to Ellen’s parents comes years later when on an Orange County, IN application for a marriage license in 1911 (age 66), Ellen indicates (as transcribed) that her father’s name was Augustine (Ead (e) s assumed) and her mother’s maiden name was HENDERSON.I have used this information in searches for many years to no avail.The sister’s name Augusta gave some credence to the father’s name, which I have also searched as Augustus to no avail.
Recently, I was able to trace Ellen’s brother Caswell to his death and certificate in Campbell Co. KY in 1917.This certificate showed the father’s name as W. C. (Ead (e) s assumed).William Caswell perhaps?Again this new lead has not firmed up an Eads family to pursue.The names Caswell, Augusta, and the less unique William are perpetuated in later generations.
There are a couple Eads families in VA/KY with a Peter being the most prominent but I cannot twist or permute any clues I’ve found to date to align with the information I find.
Are there any definitive published works on Virginia and Kentucky Ead (e) s families?