Yes, great to connect!This forum has opened lots of doors for me.
What I know:
Samuel Light is listed on the 1840 census for Pulaski, along with the 1850 census which you mentioned.
His daughter, Patience, who is on the 1850 census, married Green Berry Hance about 1856---his third wife.(I don't have documentation for the other wives in my file---just have read about them.)Green and Patience (some list Mahala as a middle name for her) had my great-great grandmother, Nancy Jane born 27 Jan 1857, Martin V. born 1859, and Joseph W. born 31 Dec 1861.
I do not have parentage for Samuel Light---I didn't even know that Green Berry Hance was his executor.
Interestingly, in the Pulaski, MO 1850 census, also enumerated with Family 86a (Samuel Light)on Page 82b were:
Joshua Light, age 41, born TN, Polly Light, age 35, born TN, Julian Light, age 11, born TN, Gilmon LIght, age 9, born TN, Danul Light, age 8, born TN, Nancy J. Light, age 5, born TN, Sarah Light, age 3, born TN.
Samuel Light was enumerated in Pulaski County in the 1840 U. S. Census:
Samuel Light FWM - 1under 5, 1 20 to 30, FWF - 1 under5, 2 5-10, 1 20-30, one person in agriculture
Also in Pulaski in 1840 were:
1840 Census, Pulaski, MOpg 206, line # 2, 71st district
Elijah Light FWM 2under 5, 1 5-10, 1 30-40FWF 1under 5, 1 20-30,no slaves, 2 in agriculture
1840 Census, Pulaski, MO pg 208, line 27
Israel Light, FWM - 2 5 to 10, 1 under10, 2 10-15, 1 15-20, 1 30to40,FWF - 1 5-10, 2 10-15,1 20-30
no slaves, 4 in agriculture
1840 Census, Pulaski, MO 72nd District, Pg 203, line 29
John Light, FWM - 2 20-30, 1 60-70,FWF,1 60-70no slaves, 2 in agriculture
It would seem possible that John Light could be the father with Samuel, Elijah, Israel, and Joshua (1850 census) being sons.(nice little old testament theme to the names)A possibility, but no proof, yet.
I am not familiar with Sarah Elizabeth Caroline Light----your ancestor?
Let me know what you think.I'm just thrilled that someone else is looking into Samuel Light's family and parentage.