Zachariah Estep b.Maryland+Louisa Harris b-Ohio- to MO
By Jan Coy April 06, 2008 at 07:00:43
Hoping to find descendants of Zachariah Estep, born 1814 in Maryland, and his wife Louisa Harris, born about 1819 in Ohio, possibly Jefferson county.
They married in Elkhart county, Indiana on Nov 23, 1841.
Children as listed in the 1860 Benton, Elkhart, Indiana census were:
Mary C. age 17, making her born about 1843
William age 15, making him born about 1845
Margaret age 13, making her born about 1847
Nancy J. age 11, making her born about 1849
Rebekah age 6, making her born about 1854
John Beamer age 4, He was born Sept 10, 1855
They moved to Lathrop, Clinton, Missouri,after the children were born,or at least before the 1880 census,next to other Esteps, probably Zachariah's brothers, Jacob and Joshua, and their families.Just assuming, but because they lived only one or two houses or farms, apart, and have the same place of birth listed on the census (Maryland), I figured it to be a safe assumption.
I founddeath certificates for John Beamer Estep and his wife Jearamett? Gage Estep of Cameron, Clinton, MO, and of a son Lee Estep in the Missouri archives. There are over 80 other Esteps listed but I knew these to be of this particular family.
I got this info in a period of two days online, but I have an ulterior motive:Hoping someone has been doing family research on the Zachariah Estep branch all the way back TO HIM, and especially his wife LOUISA HARRIS.
I am trying to connect HER with MY gg-grandmother Caroline Harris Mooney, born May 3, 1825, and another sister Naomi who was even younger. They were born in Jefferson county, Ohio, and Caroline married Thomas Mooney in Elkhart, Indiana in Feb 1844, about a little over 2 years after Louisa and Zach. In 1867 the MOONEYs moved to Andrew county, MO, not far from Clinton county MO.(at least today), where the Esteps lived.I feel there is a connection.I have been trying to find my Thomas Mooney and Caroline Harris' siblings and/or parents since day one of my research, and this is the first glimmer of hope I have.
If I can find a true connection, then I can add the Esteps into my family tree with pleasure. Can anyone claim relationship to Zachariah, Joshua, or Jacob.
(Their children are listed in the 1880 Clinton, MO census)