Oscar Embody/Imbody/Inbody confusion!
Oscar EMBODY is often credited as being the son of Obediah and Jane Embody or Joseph and Anna Embody but he is NEVER listed with them in the 1870's. He IS listed as Oscar IMBODY age 12 with Samuel and Mary IMBODY in the 1870 MO census along with his brother Charles age 14. (Several other factors make me believe this is the right family...) The 1870 census states Samuel IMBODY was born in VA abt 1834. But there is a Samuel INBODY born circa 1832 in OH son of Lydia INBODY. Any chance these are the same person since they are both coopers and of similar age? Does anyone know about the IMBODY family in VA circa 1834 who may have come from PA? Oscar EMBODY was born in 1858 and died in 1888. His children were: Charles S. Embody, Eddie/Edgar Embody, Jirl Embody, Myrtle Mabel Embody and Beach Embody. Charles lived until 1963, Myrtle I have NO CLUE about and the rest died young. Eddie may have died as a child and Jirl and Beach died in their 30's. Jirl did have a wife named Iva EMBODY but I do not know if there were children. DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY INFO ON THIS FAMILY??? Any help would be greatly appreciated.