I am looking for information on the first born son of John Hearst.Marriage record in Franklin Co MO has John Harst marrying Mary Edmonson Duncan in 1853. in 1860 census John Hearse b. 1834 is living with Elizabeth and John Duncan with son Samuel R. Hearse b. 1856.
Elizabeth maiden name Duncan was sister to Mary Duncan. Mary is not listed in 1860 census, so likely she died after birth of Samuel.If this Harst/Hearse family is the same as John Hearst b. 1834, then he remarried in 1861 in Franklin Co, MO to Sarah E. Bay and moved to Shannon Co. MO.
Whatever happened to Samuel R.?Would like to hear from descendants of John and Sarah who might know if there was a first marriage and a first born son. Thank you