The marriage record of Moses VanWinkle and Miss (note: should have been Mrs.) America Arnold recorded in Schuyler Co., IL November 12, 1861.America was either divorced or widowed.Her first husband was John Arnold. Her maiden name was Hendrick and she was from Kentucky.I located Moses and America on the 1870 census of Henry County, MO. Springfield Township. My stumbling block is this:What happened to Moses and America?Did they move away from Henry County?If so, where?Did either one or both die in Henry County or elsewhere?Their ages listed on the 1870 census were Moses 52, b. Ind. and America 48, b. KY.I have not located anything in deed records or probate.
The only other VanWinkle that I've found so far in Henry County is that of a guardian bond for Miles R. VanWinkle.Excerpt from guardian bond:Ransom VanWinkle principle as security; Miles R. VanWinkle, heir of Harrison VanWinkle, deceased; minor under the age of 21; Ransom VanWinkle guardian.Date 10 July 1873Was the spelling Ransom or Ramson?
Do the above tie back into Moses and America?
The Artemissa Ann Arnold who married William VanWinkle in Schuyler Co. IL on 6 Sept 1861 was America's daughter.