My ancestors Elizabeth E. George and William Baker were married in Franklin County, Indiana, in 1856.In the 1860 census they appear next to James D. George, who married Elizabeth Baker, also in Franklin County, in 1855.
1860, Franklin County, Indiana
George, James D. 30 VA Elizabeth 21 IN Mary J. 3 IN John L. 1 IN
Baker, William 29 IN Elizabeth 22 IN Nancy A. 2 IN Missouri A. 1 IN
I have wondered a long time if James D. George and my Elizabeth were siblings, or if James' wife and my William Baker were siblings.Concentrating on the first question, I looked for any GEORGE families in 1850 with children James and Elizabeth.The closest match I found was Joab (listed as "Jacob") George in Madison County.I have read past discussion about the Joab George family in this board.
1850, Madison County, Indiana
George, Jacob46 VA Mary A. 39? VA James D. 20 VA Richard 18 OH E. E. 14 IN Tabitha 11 IN William ? 9 IN Mary Ann 7 VA Harriett 4 VA John L. 2 VA
The name, age, and birthplace match perfectly for James D.The initials E. E. and birthplace of Indiana match my Elizabeth E. George, but the age is a couple years off and E. E. is listed as a male.This is not a big concern as I've seen children labelled with the wrong sex before.Also, if you look at the 1840 census for this family, Joab had no males under 5.There was 1 male age 5-10 and 1 male age 10-15, which could account for James D. and Richard, and there were two females under 5, which could account for E. E. and Tabitha.Thus E. E. may not be a male as designated in 1850, and thus E. E. could be my Elizabeth E. George.
The James D. enumerated in 1860 continued to live in Franklin County, at least through the 1900 census. If anyone can confirm or deny that the James D. George and Elizabeth (George) Baker listed as neighbors in 1860 in Franklin County are siblings and children of Joab and Mary Ann George, I'd like to hear about it.