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Reuben Carman (b. 1824, d. Bef. 1870)Reuben Carman was born 1824 in Ohio265, and died Bef. 1870 in Missouri266.He married Rebecca Jane Jones.
Notes for Reuben Carman:
1860 Ohio Co. IN census
Reuben Carmen 36, carpenter b. Ohio
Rebecca 23, b. IN
Rodicey, 7, b. IN
Elizabeth 5, b. IN
Ira, 1, b. IN
He's not in ISL marriages before 1850.
Went through every Carman 1850 census in every state.
He's not in 1853 males of Ripley Co. IN
Not married in Ripley or Ohio Co. IN
Rebecca not in 1884 Ripley Co. IN deaths; looked through 1882-1885-no index.
People's guide to Bartholomew Co. p. 224-Jacob Carman retired Clifford; b. in PA 1807, settled in Bartholomew Co. 1850-Independent Presbyterian.(don't know if he's related to Reuben or not).
Submitter: John Ballard
Subject: Burney, Carman, Pumphrey
Message: Harding's History of Decatur Co (1915) at pp986-8 contains a long biography of Elizabeth's brother Ira C Carman which mentions their parents, Reuben and Rebecca Jane (Jones) Carman, natives of Ohio, who were in Ripley Co IN when Ira was born in 1859 and two years later settled on a farm near Milford in Clay Twp. "The father was a successful farmer and a well-respected man in the community, one of the local leaders of the Republican party. In 1866 the family moved to Missouri, where a little later Reuben Carman died, leaving a wife and six small children. The mother remained about two years in Missouri and then came back to Decatur counry, settling near Milford, where she reared her family. On the trip to Missouri the Carmans had been accompanied by Thomas Fowler and family, Ira Sathmarsh and Watson Bostic, a young man." The six children were William Reuben and Elmer E, deceased by 1915, Lodicy (widow of James Elliott), Elizabeth (widow of Lon Pumpher [sic]), Ira C (m Emma Pedicord) and Mary B (widow of William Raymond). Frank Carman was a half-brother. The mother died in 1884; "she was a woman of rare business ability and reared her family to honorable and useful lives." Ira was a wealthy businessman in Milford, active as a Republican and Methodist.
Have not been able to locate Reuben's family in Ohio.There are many Carman families in Ohio but none have a son named Reuben that is the right person.
Children of Reuben Carman and Rebecca Jane Jones are:
- +Elmer Elsworth Carman, b. October 1865, Indiana267, d. December 11, 1905, Shelby County, Indiana268.