I have not being doing much family history recently but have been brought back to it by another query from the USA about the same family as in the queries here.It will take me a while to put the information together as there are a lot of doubts and uncertainties about the family.
However, just for starters.
John Exon and Charlotte Morgan were married on 25th july 1822 at Long Ashton Parish Church in Somerset.There are records of four children born while they were living in the village of Banwell, which was John's home village:
Samuel bap. 12 oct 1823 Elizabeth bap 13 March 1825 SolomonBap. 4 Feb 1827 WilliamBap. 7 March 1830.
The three boys are recorded as being in Adams County Illinois by 1850. There is some doubt about John and Charlotte.There is misinformation about them on the net, including that they were at some time in Howard County Indiana.However I have no official records showing that they were at any time in the US.LDS databases also have them with a son William James, born 1838 in London. I do not believe this son ever existed and, in any case, their older son called William certainly existed and lived past 1838 , as his age is right in the 1850 census.
There are doubts about the origin of the Banwell, Somerset Exons.However, there is circumstantial evidence that they were descended from the main Exon families from the villages of Kilton and Stogursey which were further south in Somerset.The family had lived in Stogursey from the very early seventeenth century.
The Birmingham Exons mentioned in the other posts also derive from Kilton.Although there were other Exons in England, almost all Exons alive today derive from the Somerset family.
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