Clinton Edward Stonecipher was apparently first married to Serlida Jackson, but people are reporting no kids for them. Apparently they DID have a daughter before she died: May O. Stonecipher, born 1896. She could not have been the daughter of 2nd wife, Cora Miller, because the daughter was born 4 years before their marriage.
Clint did NOT have a daughter named Sylvia. She was a foster child.
Clint and Cora DID have a son named Albert L., born 1901. He was NOT a son from the 1st marriage.
Here are my notes from my database:
1900 CENSUS: Listed as Clint Stonecipher. Wife: Cora. Daughter: May O. , born Dec. 1896. NOT Cora's daughter. Must have been daughter from first marriage to Serilda Jackson.
1910 CENSUS: Listed as Clint Stonesipher. Living in Liberty, Henry Co., IN. Wife: Cora. Daughter: May O., (dau. by first wife); son Albert L. (son by second wife).
No record of daughter Sylvia F., which many people list, supposedly born about 1900. (NOTE: 1920 CENSUS lists her, but as a ward, not a daughter.)
1920 CENSUS: Listed as Clinton E.Wife: Cora. Housing two wards: Sylvia F. Stonecipher, (6); and Owen C. Stonecipher, (4 yr. 9 mo.). Who were their parents? Probably their father was one of Clint's brothers, (Joel or Charles; or perhaps those of a male cousin; since their surname is the same as his).
1930 CENSUS: Listed as Clinton E. Stonecipher. Living in Liberty, Henry Co., IN.Wife: Cora. Foster daughter: Frances (18); foster son: Owen C. (15). Their father was born in France, and they and their mother were born in IN.
SO WE SEE that Cora was NOT the first wife, since she is with Clint year after year.
The 1920 CENSUS says Cora and her mother were born in IN, though her father was from TN. However, if her father was Phillip, then he was born in TN, and the 1880 says the mother was born in MD.
I believe her parents were Phillip Miller (b abt 1847 in TN) and his wife Susan (b abt 1857 in IN. Susan's parents were from OH.)
Some claim Cora married Clint in 1896, but the 1900 CENSUS says she was born in 1877, was 23 at time of marriage, so 1977 + 23 = 1900.
I cannot find anything on Clint's first wife, supposedly Serilda Jackson. Will appreciate any info.