I am looking for parental information about William McCaw and Margaret A. Smith would be greatly appreciated.
Here is what I have found out so far:
William McCaw was born 1 Aug 1825 in South Carolina.His parents were both born in South Carolina.He married Margaret A. SMITH on 22 Jan 1851 in Preble County, Ohio.Preble County is in Southwest Ohio on the Indiana border. Population in 1850 was 21,700.
I found an image of their marriage record from Preble County (nice penmanship in those days) which is posted here:
Margaret A Smith was born 28 Jun 1831 in Ohio.Her parents were both born in Ohio.
Their children were Robert, Ira, Ellaand Cora [my great grandmother]
In the 1880 census William and son Robert were farmers in Richland Township, Labette County, Kansas.That's in the southeast corner of the state near Emporia. Other Information: Birth Year <1825> Birthplace SC Age 55 Occupation Farmer Marital Status M Race W Head of Household William MCCAW Relation Self Father’s Birthplace SC Mother’s Birthplace SC Source Information: Census Place Richland, Labette, Kansas Family History Library Film 1254385 NA Film Number T9-0385 Page Number 476D
I also found some McCaws from South Carolina in the Emporia Kansas area where William lived who were in the Kansas Militia during the Civil War who may have been relatives.