Levi and Aaron Tombaugh, sons of Margaret Strayer, Indiana
I am interested in contacting descendants of Levi and Margaret (Strayer) Tombaugh.Levi died at the very young age of 23, in 1849, leaving Margaret a widow with boys Aaron and Levi Jr.
According to the online Tombaugh history, Levi Tombaugh Jr. "went to a Western State and was a very successful sheep farmer.He was killed in an accident with a runaway team."
I could not find him on the 1880 census, unless this is the Levi Tombaugh whose age is given as 41 and whose birthplace was reported as New York.Did Levi have a family?
I found a marriage record in Newton County, Mo. for a Levi Tombaugh to one Jane Coy on 8 Feb 1885.Is this the son of Levi and Margaret (Strayer) Tombaugh?
Aaron is on the 1880 census in Perry Township, Miami County.Does he still have descendants there?
More than anything else, I am anxious to learn more about Margaret (Strayer) Tombaugh.Was she married again after Levi's death?Seems to me as though there's a good chance that she might be a sister of Simon Strayer, who appeared in Miami County no later than March of 1841....
Two Hufford brothers, relatives on their mother's side of Levi's mother Susanna (Myers) Tombaugh, later married a step daughter and a daughter of Simon Strayer.As the Huffords were in Miami County only briefly, it appears highly likely that the Tombaughs (i.e., Levi's surviving parents & siblings), whose home in Pennsylvania was in the vicinity of the Hufford family home, were acquainted with the Simon Strayer family, and may have even introduced the Hufford brothers to their future spouses.