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Joseph LAVENDER & Family (1814-1901) Roanoke County, VA; d in IN
Posted by: George H. Stevens (ID *****2021) Date: May 14, 2008 at 14:10:20
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Seeking your help in identifying parents of Joseph LAVENDER, whose life is reflected in the following Census returns:

0. Joseph LAVENDER (b August 1814 in VA; d 1902 Scott Township, Kosciusko Co IN)
married (30 March 1837 in Franklin Co. VA) to Catherine NAFF (b ca 1816 in Franklin Co VA; d 15 March 1870 near Nappanee, Elkhart Co., IN)
[Nappanee is just across the border from NW Kosciusko Co IN in SW Elkhart Co IN]

1. In the 1 June 1840 US Census for Roanokle County, VA:
1 Male 20-29 [Joseph]
2 Females 0-4 {Sarah & unknown sibling?}
1 Female 20-29 [Catharine]

2. In the 22 August 1850 US Census for the 57th District, Roanoke Co., VA:
LAVENDER, Joseph, M 34, b VA
LAVENDER, Catharine, F 34, b VA
LAVENDER, Sarah, F 12, b VA
LAVENDER, Emily, F 9, b VA
LAVENDER, Julia Ann, F 7, VA
LAVENDER, James, M 5, VA
LAVENDER, Margaret, F 4 months old, VA
LAVENDER, Palestrie, M 3, VA
LAVENDER, Sarah, F 12, VA

3. In the 1860 US Census for Pleasant, Wabash Co., IN:
LAVENDER, Joseph, WM 48, Farmer, $1000/Real & $200 Personal Estate, b. VA
LAVENDER, Catharine, WF 44, b VA
LAVENDER, Emily, WF 19, VA
LAVENDER, Julia A., WF 18, VA
LAVENDER, James. WM 15, VA
LAVENDER, Palestein. WM 12, VA
LAVENDER, Margarit M., WF 10, VA
LAVENDER, Nancy C., WF 7, IN
LAVENDER, Joseph B., WM 4, IN
LAVENDER, Calvin, WM 2, IN
[The 1860 Census suggests Joseph & Catharine LAVENDER moved from VA to IN circa 1851.]

4. After Catherine NAFF died (15 March 1870) near Nappanee in southwestern Elkhart Co. IN,
Joseph LAVENDER took as his second wife (married on 28 May 1872 in Kosciusko Co IN) Celicia PIER (b 23 Apr 1823 in Newark, Essex Co., NJ and d 7 February 1887 near Nappanee, Elkhart County, IN).

5. In the 9 June 1880 US Census for Scott Township, Kosciusco Co., IN:
LAVENDER, Joseph, Head, WM 63, Farmer, VA VA VA
LAVENDER, Celicia, Wife, WF 57, Housework, NY NY NJ
LAVENDER, Calvin, WM 21, Farming, IN VA VA

6. In the 19 June 1900 US Census for Scott Township, Kosciusco Co., IN:
LAVENDER, Joseph, Head, WM 44, b February 1856, married 15 yrs, IN VA VA
LAVENDER, Dorey, Wife, WF 35, b May 1865, mar 15 yrs, 1 of 1 children living, IN IN IN
LAVENDER, Hazel, Dau, WF 8, b Mar 1892, single, IN IN IN, at school, IN IN IN
LAVENDER, Joseph, Father, WM 85, b August 1814, Widowed, VA VA VA, Farmer

7. Obituary for Joseph LAVENDER indicates he died at the age of 87 from heart disease, in Scott Township, Kosciusko County, Indiana, at the home of his son, Calvin Lavender, just across the border fron Nappanee, which lies in the southwest corner of adjacent Elkhart County.

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