I am searching for the family of Eliza Jane Haslett (Hazlett, Haslet, etc.), born 28 March, 1818 and died 8 August, 1883. She married Joseph Law "Adams" McPherran (also spelled McFerran, McFerrin, etc.) around 1840. Census records of the McPherran family list her as being born in PA, our records show her youngest child was born in Spruce Creek, and the most info I have on her is an old, handwritten note saying she came from a "highly respectable family of means".
Her children are as follows:
-Porter Wilson b. 1848 -Winfield Scot b. 1849 -John P. b. 1858 -Harrieta Elizabeth -George d. young -Hayes d. young -Clara Jane 1857-1889
Clara Jane (my line) died in the Johnstown Flood, which explains some of the lack of info. I've found a family that could possibly be related given the following information.
-An R.F. Haslett, innkeeper at Spruce Creek, is mentioned in family research (possibly a brother to Eliza?). A Robert F. Haslett, born 1814 in Indiana, PA (also an innkeeper at Spruce Creek) is listed in the Morris, Huntingdon, PA 1880 census. This Robert seems to be the son of William Hazlett and Sarah Wells.
-From what I can find, the Hazlett-Wells family had four daughters. The dates of birth for the girls are listed as 1816, 1818, 1821, and 1824 (alt. 1818, 1821, 1821, and 1824). Eliza Jane was born in 1818.
-William Hazlett served in the War of 1812. I imagine it was common to name children after the heroes of that war, but those names seem more prevalent in certain areas or families. One of William's daughters (Emma) named her son Winfield Scott. Eliza Jane also named one son Winfield Scot[t?], and another Porter Wilson, after the Porters who fought in 1812.
-One of William's sons, Peter (b. 1812) named his first daughter 'Eliza Jane'. Again, it's a common name for the time and place, but it doesn't seem to come from the mother or grandmothers of the child.
I would love to be able to confirm whether or not Eliza Jane belongs to the Hazlett-Wells family, so I can place her or move on to look elsewhere! Any tips would be greatly appreciated.