Come back and check this often, or reply to my email @ Laurasgene@hotmail.com. Let's see what we can find on your dillin.
What I have is a very large pedigree sheet that was hand drawn by a friend of my great grandmother. My copy is a smaller version of the original, and not all of it fit on one page. So guess what.... I have little circles and boxes for 4 of Charles' children: Elmer b. 1846, Emma b. 1881, Sarah M. V.O..... her birthdate and the name for the 4th child are cut off from my copy. Good news is that my grandmother still has her copy, and all I need to do is make a phone call.
I have a few more details from this page that I would be happy to transcribe for you. Is your goal to determine Dillin's father, or Dillin's date of birth? Would you be willing to share a copy or transcription of Charles and Sarah's marriage cert? I'd like to see what it says as far as names of his parents and exact birthplace.
I've got a paid acct at ancestry.com where I can look for census records. Only problem I have there and at Familysearch.org are the variations on VanOlinda spelling. Even soundex searches dont turn up all of our vanolinda variations. If you have any tips on that, I'd appreciate it.
Personally, I'm trying to determine at what point Charles H & Ira's families migrated from N.Y. to Illinois... before coming to Colorado, Washington and California. And were there any stops between NY and Illinios.
I know what you're saying about a family from 2nd marriage also being related, even though not direct ancestors. In a wholly different line that I'm researching my Kate Blackburn married first to a Hereford, then to an Ellis. Although I descend directly from her Hereford offspring, I've done some research into her Ellis line as well. Afterall, her children from both marriages grew up in the same household. The Ellis man raised my Hereford ancestor. It actually helped solve alot of questions for me as well with regards to how and why the Hereford daughter named some of her children for her step-fathers family, thus passing the Ellis name down through her line for generations. Wasn't until I found the second marriage that I discovered where that darned Ellis name came from!
Take care and write soon. Be sure to jot down as many details as you can come up with so I can be as thorough as possible.
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