I am looking for Minerva Markum/Markam b 1850 Ohio and and any Markum or Stevens connections in Kentucky Ohio, Virginia.
I am descended from Barnards who came later, but the earlier one was David Stevens/Stephens who married Minerva Markum /Markam. (not sure of spelling)
My grandfather Christopher William Barnard, married Edna America Stevens who was born in Kentucky in 1886. Edna'sfather was David Stevens and her mother was Minerva (or Manervy) Markum (or other Markam spellings) and they lived in Kentucky at the time.
Minerva Markum on the census lists she was born in August of 1850 in OHIO, her Father was born in OHIO and her mother born in Virginia.
I have found lots of information about the Barnards, but the line I have never been able to follow is the Markum and Stevens ones.Gramma said she was quarter Cherokee as well and had some Penn Dutch background too. She also said she had a relative who was Charles Fairchild who died in the civil war.
Gramma said that "David and Minerva had a large farm with many acres and were considered well off.They raised cattle and horses.On the farm they had paid black labourers as they wouldn't hold slaves." David Stevens died between 1880 and 1900.
If any of these names or circumstances ring any bells for anyone else I will greatly appreciate the information.