You are right, very confusing.The two Susan ROTHROCKs were Aunt and Niece!(actually half-Aunt).John C. ROTHROCK (1802-p1868) married Matilda Catherine CLIFTON on 10 Mar 1859 at Union County, Illinois.In 1860 they were living at Reynolds County, Missouri with daughter Susan (b. c1858 in IL) and Elizabeth (b. 1859 in MO).John died between 1860 and 1869 when Matilda remarried in Cape Girardeau Co., MO.
By John's first marriage he had James Noah ROTHROCK Sr. (b. 1831 in IL) who married Elizabeth Throgmorton in 1857 at Union County, Illinois.As you have stated they had Susan L. ROTHROCK (b. May 1858 in Illinois).This Susan, daughter of James, was single, living with her widowed mother in 1900.
Susan, daughter of John C. and Matilda, married Abraham Lewis in 1891 and had a son James (Pop Bottle Pete) LEWIS (1898-1981).Another record shows this Susan married a Mr. Edwards and lived at Wolf Lake, Union County, Illinois in 1912.Very strange.
No, I don't know what happened to Abraham Lewis, or his wife SUSAN.Did ABRAHAM die and Susan remarry to Mr. Lewis?