this is what you posted for Manson.....the ages of him and wife do not jive with the ages I have for them in the 1860 census I have...see below....did you copy it correctly, if so prehaps the census I have is mistaken, also my census does not like Merit Jasper either...??
Now if harriett was b 1852.....is she Mary's dau or manson's lst wife dau....Manson md 1851 to Mary 'Polly'
Kinsland. then 1853 md to Welch.....then next child is b 1855.....prob Cook's dau.....dont have a confirmed marriage date for Manson and Cook. Wondering if lst 2 wives died, then he md to Cook.
Marriage Notes for MANSON SMATHERS and SUSIE WELCH:[Smithers.FTW] NC Marriage Bonds 1741-1868: record number 01 092, Bondsman N.A. Smathers, witness A. C. Hartgrove, bond number 000066324.
Note: 1498. Smathers, Manson Kingsland, Polly 24 Jan 1851
1497. Smathers, Mansom Welch, Susson 21 Aug 1853
1860 census records Household #135 fr firstname.lastname@example.org
Manson Smathers, age 29, b. N.C., farmer *** b 1831
Mary Ann (Cook) age 28 b. N.C *** b 1832 maybe 8 shuld be 3
Merritt Jasper, age 8 b 1852
John Bascombe, age 6 months
Harriett J. - age 8
Charity C. - age 5
Louisa E. - age 2.
MY 1860 census
1860 Household # 135 Forks of Pigeon Area
Manson Smathers Age: 20 Sex: male Race: white Occupation: farmer Born: NC b 1840 ** maybe the '0' should be a '9'
Mary C. Smathers Age: 23 Sex: female Race: white Occupation: domestic Born: NC b 1836/37 **
Harriett J. Smathers Age: 8 Sex: female Race: white Occupation: none Born: NC b 1852
Charity C. Smathers Age: 5 Sex: female Race: white Occupation: none Born: NC b 1855
Luiza E. Smathers Age: 2 Sex: female Race: white Occupation: none Born: NC b 1858
John B. Smathers Age: 6 months Sex: male Race: white Occupation: none Born: NC b 1860
Melvina Henderson Age: 13 Sex: female Race: white Occupation: none Born: NC
the age of Mary in the 1860 I have jives with the 1880 I have for her, Manson is dead by then.
Mary C SMATHERS Self W Female W 43 NC KHouse NC NC b 1837**
John B SMATHERS Son S Male W 20 NC Farm Laborer NC NC b 1860
Rouemma A SMATHERS Dau S Female W 18 NC At Home NC NC b 1862
George H SMATHERS Son Male W 17 NC Farm Laborer NC NC b 1863
Mary A. SMATHERS Dau S Female W 10 NC At Home NC NC b 1870
Source Information:Census Place Beaver Dam, Haywood, North Carolina Family History Library Film 1254967 NA Film Number T9-0967 Pg 163C
Merit J. SMATHERS Self M Male W 28 NC Farmer NC NC b 1852 md 1871 ***
Mary V. SMATHERS Wife M Female W 26 NC KHouse NC NC b 1853 [Rhodarmer]
Western C. SMATHERS Son S Male W 8 NC NC NC b 1872
Mary D. SMATHERS Dau S Female W 4 NC NC NC
Bethalone SMATHERS Dau S Female W 3 NC NC NC
Source Information:Census Place Beaver Dam, Haywood, North Carolina Family History Library Film 1254967 NA Film Number T9-0967 Pg 161C
[Mary Vianann (1853-1908) who married Merit Jasper Smathers; ** She Dau/o Noah and Maryann http://www.obcgs.com/rhodarmer.htm
SMATHERS FAMILY GENEALOGY-By Sadie Smathers Patton, retyped by Patricia Smathers '97
Rhodarmer was a German name translated as Redsleaf or Redsleeve. Aft the War Bet States,in a legal Process name reverted back to its original sp.
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