Thanks, Mary, for your sharp eye.John and Caroline (Lina) had no children of their own, but were generous about caring for others when the need arose.When John's brother George and his wife died and left Ernest, 28 mos.old, John and Lina took him in and raised him.Ernest was my paternal grandfather. Caroline's maiden name was usually spelled as one word, although others in the same family group spelled it as two in the census. According to the AMES booklet, Jane (sibling of John AMES) and Solomon SMITH were the parents of Georganna, Frances Feza, Lyle Curtis, and "Etta Van". Two children d. in infancy.Georganna, granddaughter of Orin, m. John Van Arsdale, and They were the parents of Jennie, Hepyeth, and Frances.
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