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William and Clarinda Paul, also, Sarah, Caroline, Eunice and Mary Jane, Foster,
Posted by: Sharon Pearce (ID *****3544) Date: December 06, 2009 at 12:24:12
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Seek further information on children of William C. and Clarinda Pearce Paul, which household originally resided northwest of St. Omer in Adams Twp. following the couple's marriage abt 1827. They farmed. I have researched the federal censuses of 1830, 1840 and 1850 for this household and found they were simply listed in Decatur County in 1830 and 1840, with father's name, William Paul, and a listing for his wife, with two daughters born before 1830 and two between 1830 and 1835, and later one son born after 1840. I originally had only listed and accounted for two daughters, but the records are consistent as to the four daughters and in 1850 their names are given.

In the 1850 USFC William C. and Clarinda (Pearce) Paul were listed with their children, Sarah A., b. abt 1828, Mary Jane, b. abt 1829-30 (she remained single and died a resident of a boarding house in Greensburg, IN in 1883), Caroline, b. abt 1832, and Eunice G. Paul, born abt. 1834. In the 1850 federal census this household was listed in Greensburg, Washington Twp. I deduce they sold their farm and moved to the town of Greensburg, which is where the descendants, in addition to Mary Jane, may have been all along.

I would like to know of any Decatur Co. record or any information of what may have happened to any of the daughters, but especially Sarah A., and Caroline as they are new to me. Did either of them become Mrs. Ed Hollenbe or Mrs. Weyr?

Their brother, William Paul (abt 1844 to abt 1863-64) died in the Civil War.

Though I have a note that Eunice G. Paul married John Foster in about 1855, I also have married names that supposedly pertain to any daughter of Clarinda Paul. One is Mrs. Ed Hollenbe who evidently resided near Greensburg, and also the surname, Weyr. At one time I thought Eunice was Mr. Weyr, but I have no information to confirm that.

The household is not found in Decatur Co. in the 1860 USFC under the name "Paul." I do not know if the name was misspelled or they lived elsewhere; however, Clarinda Paul of Greensburg was counted on an oldtimer's list of pioneer settlers made in Decatur Co. in 1879, which suggests to me she resided there then. Since death records began to be kept officially in April 1882, that is one narrow window of time in which Clarinda may have expired in Decatur Co., and no record made.

Thank you for any assistance.

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