Posted By:Marie
Subject:Re: Elisha, b 1780 was married to ??
Post Date:October 20, 2001 at 05:11:50
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One possibility is that Elisha's middle name was James. Also, do you know what, if any, relation Nancy Wallin is to Elisha and Hannah? I believe she may be a daughter as well, as she is living four houses away from Elisha on the 1850 census with her husband and family. Also she has a 17 yr old son named Elisha, and a 15 yr old dau. named Hannah. When Baxter B. Wallin wed the second time, he did state that Elisha and Hannah were his parents, but its possible he meant they were his guardians if his parents had died when he was young. The other possibility is that Elisha and Hannah are not the parents of the young children living with them in 1850, but rather the grandparents, as Hannah would have been 59 when the youngest James (6M) was born. That may account for the death record stating James and Hannah. If that is the case, James and Hannah did not marry in Scott Co., VA as they are not in that county's marriage register. The census states that Elisha and Hannah were born in NC, but all the children were born in VA, so maybe another of the border counties. I think its most likely just a middle name though.