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Re: Edson B. Neptune, NW Kansas, ~1890
Posted by: Julie Arney (ID *****8536) Date: July 07, 2005 at 12:05:08
In Reply to: Re: Edson B. Neptune, NW Kansas, ~1890 by Susan Best of 58


I'm looking at your posting on Your e-mail address is not current.
I'm a Goddard researcher, my mother's line. Since my cousins and I have all hit a brick wall on them, I'm delving into collateral families, looking for clues and stories/info of interest.
A Samantha Neptune married our John Goddard/Godard, her third husband. This took place circa July 1858 in Adams County, Indiana. She had been married first to Isaac Fordyce circa Jan 1850 probably Ohio or Adams County,IN. He died and she then married John Sewell, circa Aug 1851, in Adams County. And then our Goddard. John Goddard had lost his wife, Samantha her husband, and they both had sons and lived next door to each other.
Samantha was born abt. 1831, Ohio, as per census.

My question is whether you know who her parents truly were and any info about them.

I've perused the census, here are my notes..
1830 census - the only listed William Neptune resides with his family in Hanover, Richland County, Ohio. He is in the age 50-60 bracket with one male, under 5 years and females, 1 under five, 1 of 5-10 years, 2 of 10-15 years and 1 of 40-50.

1840 census - William Neptune listed in Root Township, Adams County, Indiana. 2 males 10-15 years 1 male 60-70 years. Females; 1 5-10, two age 15-20, one 20-30 and one age 50-60.

1850 - no parents listed in Adams County, IN. There is a James Neptune age 22, born in Ohio, living there. Samantha's brother? He is living with 67 year old Lydia Neptune, b. PA and Lorana Neptune b. Maryland. I think Lydia is William's sister-in-law, or Samantha's aunt.

1860 - John, Samantha and sons Marcellus Godard (age 8) and Isaac Fordyce(age 9) residing in Adams County, IN.

1870 - John & Samantha resided in Cedar Creek, Allen, Indiana, with Isaac Fordyce Jr., age 19 and Marcellus Godard, age 18.

In 1880 census, John and Samantha reside in Parson, Labette County, Kansas, house # 192-209. John is a teamster.
Next door, House #193-210, Marcelus FORDYCE, age 28, lives with Anna Brown, age 32, a laundress. Marcelus is listed as a clerk in grocery. It also says he is step -son of John and Samantha. ?????
from 1880 census
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
John GODARD Self M Male W 50 OH Teamster PA PA
Samanthe GODARD Wife M Female W 39 OH Keeps House PA PA
Source Information:
Census Place Parson, Labette, Kansas
Family History Library Film 1254385
NA Film Number T9-0385
Page Number 436B

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