Thank you Helen for you help.
I think I made real progress with the info you supplied, namely of the father of Lena Carmichael Sipe. Here is what I think is going on.
First, we see in several of the census reports for Franklin Sipe, that Lena is listed several ways including Lina, Alina, Sarah A. and Lena. In the 1860 Hancock County Census for Hugh and Rachel, Sarah is listed as age two along with her brothers Daniel and Asa. Hugh and Rachel were married in 1855.
Hugh remarried in 1863 and in the 1870 Henry County census Hugh and Susan have a new family with sons John and Joseph. I dont know what happened to Rachel or who raised the children of the Hugh and Rachel but I am pretty sure this is the same Hugh.
I was able to pick up Daniel in 1900 and Asa in 1880 and of course Sarah A with Franklin in 1880. Hugh is still married to Susan in 1900 and I think it is their daughter Pearl who was born in 1883 that is living with her half sister Lena and Franklin in 1900. Pearl's birth does not show up anywhere convenient and there is no census for 1890 so I will have to do more checking.
This has little to do with the Sipe family but I have found several other ancestors on the Haywood side of my family in Hancock County as well so they probably knew Franklin, the blacksmith. It is a small world. Thanks very much for your help.
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