Andrea, I can readily see we're talking about different people. I should have mentioned that my Clara Hampton was born Clara Stidger 1858 in Meigs Co. OH. She married Levi Hampton 1875 in Meigs Co. OH, moved to Jefferson Co. Iowa shortly thereafter. Levi Hampton died in 1882 in IA and Clara was left a widow at age 24 with 3 young children (one was my paternal grandmother).Levi's parents were James Hampton and Sarah (Strong) of Meigs Co. OH.
I suspect Clara re-married although I've not found proof. She gave up two of her children for adoption but both she and the 3rd child, a boy, Edward about 3 yrs. old, disappeared from Jefferson Co. IA records.
Thanks for taking time to reply..I appreciate it.Juanita A.