The SC Census of 1850 shows my Ggrandfather William Green's family, and their ages, listed as follows:
10 years later, the 1860 census listed this same family:
Elizabeth(16) (later married William Gosnell)
Rebecca (12) (later married Morris Gosnell)
William left to teach in St. Charles MO where he married Elizabeth Turnbaugh and settled down. Narcissa had married Nelson Moss by that time. Also, the youngest child, Lewis had been added to the group.
But look at the age discrepancies of both George and
One way to make sense of this would be if William's father and grandfather were both named George Green. 1860 was on the eve of the Civil War. Perhaps George, the father and his sons, John and Jim, had already left for training leaving grandfather George in charge along with their mother. But, then, how does that explain the 20 year age jump in 10 years for Ester/Hester unless they were two different people as well.
Any other suggestions? I'd be very grateful to hear from those in the know of the Greens of Greenville Co. who may have some clues to this puzzle.
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