I am looking for documentation (bible, family story, letters, etc.) that provides identification of the husband of Rev. Abraham Fletcher's second wife, Sarah FORLEY or FARLEY in 1860 in Fremont Co., Iowa. She was identified as Mrs. Sarah Van Scyoc (any spelling)in the Fremont County Biographies.
They apparently had no children but raised hers from her previous marriage. Her youngest daughter married a Beckworth and died in Fremont Co., IA in the early 1900's.
Sarah is - I believe - listed on the 1850 Fremont Co., IA census with her husband "A. V. Shyock (misprinting of the name Van Sycoc)b. 1808 in VA and wife Sarah A. born 1824, Va. and daughter Margaret born in IA and son Franklin b. IA.
By 1860 the family was spread out - perhaps due to the death of the father - and children (Margaret, Franklin,Jackson, Benton,and perhaps an Almira and an Esther/Hester) are with Van Syco relatives KEELER and MUSTARD in the same county. Sarah I have not found in the 1860 census and no record of a death for A. Van Sycoc.
I have seen where some connect her to a "N.R. Van Schioak " in Andrews Co., MO on the 1850 census (Some see the letter as an A but it is identifical to the N of the Nancy on line 26 of the census).
Problem is that there are two Sarah's apparently both born in VA with VanScyoc (any spelling) in 1850: one in Fremont Co., IA and one in Andrews Co., MO.
I have seen this MO woman identified as the Sarah Farley who married in 1860 Rev. Abraham Fletcher - but I need to see what documentation there is for that assertation.It is possible the Fremont Co., IA A. & Sarah died and kin came to take care of the children and married - but need to see some proof linking Sarah Fletcher to MO.