Sarah Fofleman Greeson - Cumberland County Illinois
I am looking for information on the husband of Sarah Fogleman Greeson. In 1880, she was living in the household of her mother Eva Fogleman in Greenup Township of Cumberland County Illinois with her son Samuel G. Grecian, age 5 and daughter Lydia L. Grecian, age 3. Both children were born in Illinois.
Sarah was born about 1845 in North Carolina and was listed as divorced in the 1880 census.
In 1900, Sarah was still in Greenup Township, again noted as divorced. Living with her was her daughter Lenora Dutton and her son Dewey Allen Dutton. Lenora is listed as a widow. Also in the household was her mother Eva Fogleman. (Interestingly, Lenora Dutton is also listed in the household of William Dutton Sr. with her husband William, Jr. and children Dewey and Lilly. In later census listings, she and William were together and had several more children and Sarah was living in William’s household.)
There is some information that Sarah married in 1874 David P. Greeson, born about 1833 in North Carolina. But I have not been able to locate any supporting documentation.In 1880, a David Greeson (spelled Grecian) was also listed in Greenup Township of Cumberland County, age 47 with wife Elizabeth, also age 47 but born in Ohio with children Lewis and Julia Grecian, 13 and 11 respectively. This David was also listed in the 1870 Cumberland County listing but the wife’s name is listed as Aletha, born about 1836 in North Carolina. Both Lewis and Julia are listed in this household with several older children. A Cumberland County history states that David P. Greeson was married twice, first to Letha Elliot and then to an “Eliz” but no last name is given. If this is the same David, it seems his first wife died sometime before 1874, he remarried in 1874 and divorced around 1877 and then married a third time before 1880 and remained living in the same township as his second wife.
Sarah listed herself as divorced in the 1900 census but as widowed starting in 1910, David Greeson died in 1902 but I’m not sure this is anything more than coincidence.
Can anyone help me figure out who Sarah’s husband was or point me to a way to solve this mystery?