Hi Jean...this doesn't have much to do with Bethlehem Bly and Flemon Parks, but it does have to do with Archibald and Eliza McCollum. Their daughter Amanda married my husband's great-great-grandfather's younger brother, Issac Clement. Here's a copy of the query I've posted on the Union County website:
I hope that someone might help me out with one of my "mysteries" that's been a bit of an aggravation! In the 1870 Union County census, hh#366, ISAAC CLEMONS is listed as head, with wife AMANDA, children LAURA E. and DANIEL G. (Isaac married AMANDA McCOLLUM on 25 Oct 1866). Isaac is the younger brother to my husband's great-great-grandfather, WILLIAM RILEY CLEMMONS (hh#370). In the 1880 Union County census, hh#51, there is no mention of Isaac and Amanda. However, children LAURA CLEMMONS, GORDON CLEMMONS, and an additional two children, FRANK CLEMMONS and LEE CLEMMONS (boy), are listed as grandchildren living with ARCH McCOLLUM, his wife ELIZA(S), daughter ELIZA(S), and son DAVID. Something happened to Isaac and Amanda between the years 1876 and 1880. In the 1920 Union County census, hh#25, GORDON McCOLUM (as spelled on the census) age 35, was listed along with his spouse, LOU SHOPE McCOLUM, his in-laws, JOHN R. and MARY SHOPE, sons NORMON and DAVID. This Gordon is probably the same Daniel Gordon Clemons. My question is what happened to Isaac and Amanda and why did Gordon change his last name from Clemons/Clemmons to McCollum? (Please note: the CLEMENT family name has been spelled also as CLEMONS, CLEMMONS, CLEMAND, and CLEMENTS, thereby making research a lot of "fun".)
Since your grandmother Julia would have been Amanda's sister (your great-aunt) do you know what happened to Amanda and Isaac? It would be great if you could clear up this family mystery!
Martha Clayton Clement
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