Posted By:John Clarke
Subject:Re: LYMAN/PERRY? or LYMAN/STEVENS connection
Post Date:July 13, 2000 at 10:37:32
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I will tell you there is a direct connection to a LANHAM. Samuel L. GROSVENOR, son of Theophilus GROSVENOR of Fairfax, Franklin VT, did marry an Eliza LANHAM in 1825 in Miami County, OH. I think there is probably just as much confusion concerning the spelling of LANHAM/LAMAN/LYMAN/LANAM as there has been for the spelling of GROSVENOR. In fact in OH, I think they usually picked the most ignorant and uneducated person in the town to do the census. IL was not much better. <grin>
Examples: in Shelby County, OH -- "GROSVENOR" became GROPVENOR and "Catharine M." became Kakin M. In Macon County, IL - "GROSVENOR" became GROSENON. I understood that in Shelby County, OH parts of the 1850 census were done by a 12 year old, who probably reported to a five year old. <grin>