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John Jones, son-in-law of Lydia Ledbetter McDowell Shellhouse Calvert
Posted by: Cheri Astrahan (ID *****3537) Date: September 05, 2009 at 17:56:13
In Reply to: The many John Jones of Caldwell Co, KY 1810-1820. by Cheri Astrahan of 602

Further research shows that the John Jones living next door to Lewis Shelhouse in Caldwell Co, KY in 1820 is the son-in-law of Lydia Ledbetter, who married Lewis Shellhouse as her second husband.
The census for this John Jones is 100011/21011.
One male under 10
one male 26-45 John Jones?
one male over 45 father of John Jones?
two females under 10
one female 10-16 Mahana born 1807
one female 26-45 Jane McDowell, daughter of Lydia Ledbetter
one female over 45 mother of John Jones?

Also on the same page is a Micajah Ledbetter? Who is he? Can't find anything on him. Is he the Matthew Ledbetter of the 1830 census?

Does anyone know the Jones, Shelhouse, Ledbetter connection in Caldwell Co, KY? ALso Lydia married Spencer Calvert in 1827, 28, or 29 depending on the source and is found in that household in 1830 with her youngest daughter Orlena Shellhouse. Lydia moved to Sangamon Co, IL soon after 1830 and left Spencer Calvert in Caldwell Co where he died in 1839. In Sangamon Co she went by the name of Lydia Shellhouse. Divorce? or just separation?

In 1850, I found Jane McDowell Jones and her youngest son James living with her half brother, Willis Shelhouse, in Sangamon Co, IL. Does anyone know when John Jones or Jane McDowell Jones died or where they are buried? I assume it is probably around Sangamon Co, IL.

Is Lydia's first husband, Daniel McDowell, related in any way to George McDowell? I can't find anything definitive on Daniel McDowell. There is a district named for a Capt Daniel McDowell in GA, but I can't really find anything on the man except his military service enlistments in the 1790s.

Does this family seem familiar to anyone?


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