You mention that the 1850 census has one child of James and Matilda.Does it give a name?Is this the child that your husband descends from?Do you show them as having a daughter named Missouri, or a son named James?
I've been trying to put all Killmans in my database in the hopes that at some point I'll be able to tie them all together.I have your James and Matilda in my database.I also have a James KILLMAN b. abt 1818, son of James and Jinsey KILLMAN.The birth year is not far off of your James, so it could be the same person.For what it's worth, here are my notes on James and Matilda:
Census: 1840 - 1850 - 1860 - based on volunteer lookup, no Killmans in Pulaski Co., MO in 1860; based on lookup, appears that they are in Pond Creek Twp., Greene County, MO in 1860.And reportedly have a son, James, but James is only 1 year old.That would make this James about 9 years old in 1870, but the 1870 census doesn't show a James in their household, however, it does show a daughter, Missouri, age 9.Did they have two children the same age?Or was the age of James a mistake, and it really is my James who married Mary Ella Brownfield? 1870 - Cullen Twp., Pulaski County, MO;page 201 1880 - Roubideaux Twp., Pulaski Co., MO; page 41 1890 -based on lookup, no Killmans in Pulaski Co., MO in 1890 special census 1900 - based on lookup, no Killmans in Pulaski Co., MO in 1900 census
Place of birth based on census.
1880 census shows father and mother as being born in NC.