Great info, still trying to sort it out. Very confusing. First off Merill and Francis are definitely Lottie and Harry's sons. Francis was my grandpa.After Francis Naomi was born in 1908. This is about the time Charlott is out of the picture. I think she may have died giving birth to Naomi, but am unable to find out any info on her death.
Now Harry's parentage is a definite confusion. I know his mothers maiden name was Lundy. That fits woth the 1870 census where they have Harry Lundy living with them. (Probably Mary's brother)
In the 1860 census they have Clara (2) but I remember another census (maybe the Lundy's?) where Clara was listed as a grandaughter living with them. Is it possible Mary died giving birth to Harry.Harry was born 1861 or shortly thereafter? possibly she died and william married another Maryann?Wm may have been unable totake care of the children alone so he shipped them out with relatives and virtually forgot about them and started a new family with the next 3 kids? I have no info whatsoever to back this up, I am just trying to get some kind of theory going.