I have been checking census records for Hosea ALDERMAN, b 30 May 1821 in Duplin County, N.C..These records seem to indicate that Hosea had 3 wives - Luthenia, Susan Jane, and Hannah. Has anyone else come to this same conclusion?
1860 U.S. Census; North Carolina, Duplin County, Magnolia P.O.; Series: M653 Roll: 896 Page: 134 12 824/825 ALDERMAN, Hosea38/M farmer $1599.$250 13, LUTHENIA 24/F 14, Annie T2/F 15, Alice C1/F NOTE: Race and Place of birth left blank with exception of 1st line on page, which reads "Duplin".Since this is the 1860 Duplin County North Carolina census, I think it is safe to assume all persons on page were born in Duplin County, N.C. -sts
1870 U.S. Census; North Carolina, Duplin County, Magnolia; Series: M593 Roll: 1135 Page: 493 14 132/132 ALDERMAN, Hosea 49/M/W farmer $300/$175 NCcan't r/w 15, SUSAN 34/F/W kp hseNCcan't r/w 16, Ann12/F/WNCcan't r/w 17, Jane9/F/WNC attn sch can r/w 18, Alice8/F/WNC attn sch can r/w 19, Jacob7/F/WNC 20, Susan4/F/WNC attn sch 21, Anna2/F/WNC
1880 U.S. Census; North Carolina, Duplin County (www.familysearch.org) Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father/Mother Birthplace HoseaALDERMANSelfMMaleW 59N. C.Farmer N. C. N. C. SUSAN J.ALDERMANWifeMFemaleW 45N. C.Keep House N. C. N. C. Ann T.ALDERMANDauSFemaleW 21N. C. N. C. N. C. Jacob N.ALDERMANSonMaleW 16N. C. N. C. N. C. Susan F.ALDERMANDauFemaleW 14N. C. N. C. N. C. Anna W.ALDERMANDauSFemaleW 12N. C. N. C. N. C. John H.ALDERMANSonSMaleW 8N. C. N. C. N. C. Valeria R. ALDERMANDauSFemaleW 3MN. C. N. C. N. C. CharlesBLUNTOtherMaleW 18N. C.Farm Labr. N. C. N. C. Source Information: Census Place Magnolia, Duplin, North Carolina Family History Library Film 1254962 NA Film Number T9-0962 Page Number 542B
1900 U.S. Census; North Carolina, Duplin County, Magnolia; Series: T623 Roll: 1193 Page: 159 56 273/290 ALDERMAN, Hoseahead W/M/May 1821 age 79 Md 10NC NC NCcan't r/w 57, HANNAHwife W/F/Apr 1849age 51 Md 10 0/0 NC NC NCcan r/w 58, John Hson W/M/Aug 1871age 28 SNC NC NC farmer can r/w 59, Valeria R dau W/F/Feb 1880age 20 SNC NC NCcan r/w