I love the picture of Levi in the book.He and my grandfather, Guy Gaylord, could pass for twins.Same great smile.If you can scan and email me the original photo of Levi, I would most appreciate it.Other than the info in the book re Levi, I did find him on 3 censuses, all Mohican, Ashland, Ohio.
- In 1850, he is listed with first wife Anna Newman (32), and children Delila (7), Nathaniel (5), Daniel (4), Charlott (2).Levi was age 33, occupation farmer, value of real estate owned $6500.Anna was also the mother of my great-grandfather, Elias Gaylord, but he wasn't born until 1851.
- In 1860, Levi is listed with second wife, Eliza (age 30, born Ohio), children Delila, Nathaniel, Dan, Charlott, plus Elias (age 8), Levi (2) and Samuel (10 months).Value of real estate $5900, personal estate $1200.
- In 1870, Levi is listed with wife Eliza, children Elias, Samuel, Ida, Charlott, Wilson, Isak, Eliza, Euset, all born in Ohio.The rest is too faint to read.
- A family story about Elias Gaylord Flickinger.According to my uncle, his grandfather (Elias) wanted a grandson named after him and whichever of his children would do that, Elias would pay him $100.My grandfather (Guy Gaylord) named his 4th son Elias Gaylord, but never received the $100.We always laugh about that, because it sounds exactly like something my grandfather would do, like father, like son, I guess.Anyway, the 2nd Elias Gaylord goes by E. G.