Re: Martin Van Buren Scribner, 1841, ILL
Oh . . . forgot to say that yes there exists documentation that Catherine McBride married Martin Van Buren Scribner.I found it by looking through the LDS records.They apparently found it and have performed proxy baptism on Catherine and Martin (that's how I found them).
I have on my laptop a MyFamilyFile2 and it is not up to date.I believe I have a written family sheet with more detail.Anyway . . . I'm out of town but on my computer it shows that they were married on March 29, 1866 in Moniteau County, MO.
What makes Martin next to impossible to find is that his birth state changes on the census records (at least three times I believe).However, the family members residing in the household have the same names and I have seen this kind of census error before.Not as many times though.It makes you wonder if the census taker made the error or if a younger individual in the family at one point just assummed he was from one state because they knew they lived there at one time.Who knows.
Haven't determined what the true birth state is.
My mother recently passed away and my dad (the person that should have known) spelled her middle name incorrectly on everything but it is hard to correct a person about stuff like that when they are in such a vulnerable situation.Ya just have to put the pieces together.