Sally(Sarah) Mashburn was born circa 1797 in North Carolina.
She was bonded to Joshua Young Jr. in Burke County on 28 Dec 1812. --Joshua Young Jr/Joshua Young Sr./Sewell Young Sr./Capt. John Young
James Kelley was the bondsman, and J. Erwin was the witness.
In 1820 Joshua Jr, and Sally are shown living between James Kelly and James Mashburn on one side and James Erwin on the other. (I believe James Mashburn is the son of Matthew Mashburn and Susanna Stroud Mashburn,)
There are two extra females in the household with them.One is in the same age bracket as Sally, so she can't be a daughter, and the other is in the same age bracket as Joshua and Sally's eldest daughter.I'm thinking a mother and daughter staying with them; possibly a sister?
Joshua and Sally's children are: Elizabeth b.1815, NC; William b.1819, NC; James b.1824, NC; Thomas b.1833, AL; Nancy b.1836 AL, Calvin b. 1837, AL; Lafayette, b.1839 AL, and Sarah b.1840, MS.
The first 3 were born in NC, the next 4 were born in AL, and the last was born in MS.This tells me that they were in AL during the 1830's.I've been told there is an 1830 census record that they are on but I haven't been able to find one.
They were in MS by 1840, where Joshua and Sally remained, as far as we know.Some of their children then migrated to AR.
That's what we know, and this is what I speculate:
Most of this information and research comes from Marty Grant and Greg Mashburn and from others who appear to have well documented research.
On the 1800 US Census, Matthew has 3 females in his home, ages 0-9.Two of them have been identified as Margaret b.1793, and Elizabeth b.1798.The third female, whom I have labeled "ukw fem 1", as far as I have been able to determine has not been identified by anyone.
Going by the ages of the children, she would appear to fall in between Margaret and Elizabeth, placing her birth between 1794 and 1797.Our Sally, according to the 1950 US, was born abt 1797, which normally would place her birth a year earlier, sometime in 1796.
All three of these females drop off in the 1820 US Census of Matthew's household.Margaret & Elizabeth are both shown to have married in 1815, and our Sally was bonded to Joshua in 1812.
James also drops off in the 1820 US of Matthew, and I believe, shows up in his own household next to Joshua Jr. and James Kelly.Unfortunately only 4 of Matthew's children are listed in his will, and Lois is the only female. We know these are, Thomas, Lois, Raburn, and James.
Finally, Joshua and Sally named their first born, Elizabeth, their 2nd son James, and their 3rd son, Thomas.My speculation is the circumstantial evidence shows that this unidentified female has a good possibility of being our missing Sally.
So, I am putting this before you Mashburn researchers to see if you have any thoughts, info, ideas, or...?