I am looking for information on a family whose members may have lived around Unadilla in the period ca 1840-1930.
My gg-grandfather, John Ivins (surname is sometimes shown as Ivens or Ivans) was born ca 1822-1824 in New Jersey. His first wife, Caroline, was supposed to have been born in New York ca 1837. One record I have found says her name was Hitchcock. John Ivins appears in 1850, single, in New Jersey. In 1860, he and Caroline appear, married, in Bloomington, Illinois. John Ivins worked for the railroad. Caroline died in Bloomington in 1861 and, in 1863, John Ivins married my gg-grandmother, Alice Clark Tutt.
I am trying to find out information about John and Caroline Ivins during the period ca 1850-1860 as well as information on one of their children, Sarrah Josephine Ivins, who apparently was born in New York state and may have moved to Unadilla ca 1880-1920.
A family bible record shows Sarrah Josephine Ivins was born 3 December 1853. I have followed a Josephine Ivins (sometimes shown as Josephine S. Ivins) in the 1880, 1900, 1910 & 1920 censuses. She was single and listed as a cousin, living in the household of Albert E. Mallery (Mallory) and Melissa A. Mallery (Mallory). In the 1900 census, Josephine’s birth information is listed as Dec 1855, place New York. I do not find her after 1920 – did she die in Otsego County ca 1920-1930?
Would anyone have any information on this Josephine Ivins? Also, since there seems to be a connection to Otsego County, I am wondering if possibly John Ivins and Caroline (Hitchcock?) may have married in Otsego County ca 1850-1853.
Any information would be appreciated.
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