Thank you very much for your reply.Your information has shed more light on this link of my family.
This is what I have come up with for the Compton Family.It is as following:
1)1850 Census in District 51, Livingston Co., MO
Almon Comton (Compton) 34 years old born in New York
Having the following family members:
Jane age 30 born in Indiana Sarah Ann age 16 born in Indiana Matilda age 12 born in Indiana James age 10 born in Indiana Jane age 7 born in Missouri Leadora age 2 born in Missouri Ann age 7 months born in Missouri (is this the Anna Eliza you are referring to?)
2)1859 Kansas State Census in Humboldt Twp, Allen Co., KS
3)1860 Census in Allen Co., Kansas Territory
Almann A. Compton age 43 born in New York (Maybe the A. in his middle name is the Amerion) Do you have access to this cenus to verify the writing?It is image 66 of 78 Maybe he referred to himself as Amerion using his middle name.You'll notice his son keeps referring to himself as being Jerome when I know him to be Samuel Jerome Compton.
Family members as following:
Jane age 32 born in Indiana James age 21 born in Indiana Jane age 17 born in Missouri (she is stated as being servant) Newton age 11 born in Missouri Eliza age 9 born in Missouri (your Anna Aliza?) Jerome age 7 born in Missouri (my 2x greatgrandfather) Ellen age 3 born in Kansas William age 1 born in Kansas
NOTE:I couldn't find Almann Compton in any further census.I believe he died between 1860 - 1865. I found marriage information on Jane Compton married to Jesse Culver in Allen Co., KS on 14 May 1865 (source: www.familysearch.org)
To verify this I found Jane Culver in the following census with the following children:
1870 Census Le Roy, Coffey Co., KS
Jane Culver age 40 born in Indiana and the following people living with her:
Ellen Compton age 12 born in Kansas William Compton age 10 born in Kansas Adeline Culver age 4 born in Missouri Jerome Compton age 16 born in Missouri (my 2x great grandfather)
For further information I found Jane as being Jane Compton again in the following census
1880 census in Houston Twp, Smith Co., KS
Jane Compton age 46 born in IndianaMarriage status D (Divorced) her children: William Compton age 21 born in Kansas Jessie Culver age 15 (notice the age as being abt 10 years older than the Adeline Culver in the 1870 census.I think they are the same person)
From all this information I think that after Almann A. Compton died between 1860 - 1865, Jane remarried to a Jesse Culver.They had one child together Adeline Jessie Culver and then they divorced.(Jane is alone and the head of the family in the 1870 and 1880 cenus
I would be very interested in talking to the daughter who referred to Anna Eliza's father as being Amerion.She might be able to give me more information on the family history on these Comptons.