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Joseph Isenhour

New York, USA
Death 17 Jan 1894 (aged 84)
Pomeroy, Meigs County, Ohio, USA
Burial Rock Springs, Meigs County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 100074525 · View Source
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In all of the censuses from 1850 through 1880, Joseph's birth state is given as New York. In 1850 he is enumerated twice, first in Meigs County, Ohio in July, then in Mason County, Virginia in August. Mason County became part of West Viginia in 1863. In the 1880 census, all three of Joseph's married daughters gave New York as their father's birth state, and Joseph lists both of his parents as being born in Pennsylvania.

Using the Pomeroy, Salisbury Twp, Meigs Co., OH, 1850 census as a baseline, Joseph Isenhour's family, #242-250, consists of wife, Lydia, daughters M.S. (Mary) b. VA abt 1843, Emeline b. MI abt 1845, and Caroline b. OH abt 1849. The birth information for the children is relatively constant through the 1870 census. In the 1860 and 1870 censuses Sarah Hart b. IA abt 1857 is included in the family. Lydia disppears after the 1870 census, as does Sarah, and Joseph is living with his daughter Caroline and her family in the 1880 census. Mary and Emma married before 1880, raised children, and remained in Meigs Co., Ohio.

In May 1842, Joseph married Lydia Caylor in Mason, VA, later West Virginia. In the four censuses in which Lydia appears, twice her birth state is given as Pennsylvania and twice as Ohio. It's likely that their first daughter, Mary, was born in Mason County, and the Virginia appearing on census records as her birth state is pre Civil War Virginia.

1880 Census for Salisbury, Meigs Co., OH:

Self: Wendle Geoglien, age 33, OH
Wife: Carline Geoglien, age 31, OH
Daughter: Elizabeth Geoglien, age 6, OH
Son: Charles Geoglien, age 5, OH
Father-in-law: Joseph Isenhour, age 63, NY
Niece: Emma Morris, age 13, IN

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 100074525
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Isenhour (5 Oct 1809–17 Jan 1894), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100074525, citing Rock Springs Cemetery, Rock Springs, Meigs County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by gone_fishing - unless_you_email (contributor 47381356) .