Hello Revae, Sarah M. Ish the older sister of your John W. Ish (Sarah was born in MO in 1842). I am hoping from your posting that she was born in Saline County, MO. Do you know if Marion Township is located in Saline County?
1860 Federal Census for Solano County, California, Green Valley Township, Page 42 (238)
C. W. Ish, 45, Farmer, $17,500.00, $4,000.00, TN
Mary J., 43, TN
Sarah M., 18, MO
Angelina N., 16, MO
James Y., 12, MO
Jacob E., 11, MO
Milton C., 8, CA
John W., 6, CA
F.W.., 4, CA
A.B. 3/12, CA
Do you have any information about John & Sarah's brothers and sisters? If you do I hope that you will share it with me. I have been for years trying to find the descendents of John Henry & Sarah M. ISH Edwards in California with absolutley no luck. I have just recently found out that they attended school in MO, maybe they settled there, as it seems that alot of their family lived in MO & TN.
Sarah M. Ish married John Henry Edwards and the 1880 U.S. Census San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, Ward 12, ED 201, Page 76A 135/142 list the following children:
Edwards, Cora 14 years old.
Edwards, Grace "Gracie" Walston 13 years old.
Edwards, John Henry, Jr. 9 years old.
All of them being born in California and at the time of this census they were in MO at school. Also all of them had traveled to AL where their fathers three married sisters and their families still lived.
Any information that you will share with me will be appreciated.
William (Bill) Thomas Edwards, Jnr.
P.O. Box 32010
Los Angeles, CA 90032