Finally have identified the following Lenning/Lenon/Lenard/Laning family listed in the Cherokee GA 1840 Census: (Missing husband is presumably Ezekiel Lenning/Lanning named on his son's death certificate - he is dead or missing after 1838 in TN or GA)
-Elizabeth Lenning Head of household- 30-40, SC -Phillip M Lenning 15-20, TN (marries Susan/Lucinda ? sons: Zacharias T 1850, John 1852, Joseph 1855) -Mary Lenning 10-15 TN (marries William Chapman by 1850, sons: John & Phillip B) -Ezekiel Edmund Lenning 5-10 TN (marries Ophelia F Simmons) -Sarah Ann Lenning, under, 5b GA (1850 census lists her as a male & name can look like Jonah A - she marries William Tarbutton, then AJ Bridges) A known chld missing on this census is -James Monroe Lenning, b 1930 TN who later marries Margaret Sosebee -who know where he was that day.
Thanks to the Lenning researchers which have contributed to this information. We are hoping to connect Ezekiel Lenning to TN Lennings as 4 of 5 children were born in TN & identify Elizabeth's maiden name. Any information or comments are welcome, Kim Marion firstname.lastname@example.org