I'm hoping someone out there can help me. I'm trying to determine if Isaac Creek who eventually married Nancy Hoddy in Clay Co. Il 07/07/1831 also had children by the name of Jacob, Esau, and John. The probate record I have for Isaac Creek dated January of 1854 mentions these three names and no others. It's possible Jacob may have gone by the name Amos, I'm uncertain.
In the 1850 census record, there's a son Isaac listed in Isaac (Sr.) and Nancy's home. (Is this the son of Nancy and Isaac? Or, is this son of another son named Isaac who may have died, and is it his probate record I have?) The name on this 1850 record has been transcribed as Israel, but his age is 13 and not 12, if one looks at the record they can see the two's are written quite differently than the three,s. This Isaac eventually married Rebecca A. Walston, and her siblings married other Creek family members. Isaac and Rebecca (Walston) Creek can be found on the 1860 enumeration; Isaac's age is noted as 23.
Jefferson Creek's son Isaac can be easily followed through the years to Kansas and up to his death in Missouri. His age also remains reasonably consistent through each successive enumeration.