I hope someone will be able to connect the pieces together for this puzzle...In a posting #70 on Genforum, Nov 2001, by Sue Dewey on the Wakely forum is found additional information on Cornelia. It mentions she is found again in the 1850-1860 census in Liberty Township, Warren Co., IN. It lists her b. in NY and lists her in home of Peter Schoonover.
Earlier on, Cornelia Wakely is found in the 1840 Caesars Creek, Green Co., OH census (40-50). Two households above her is a W.C. Wakely (20-30)and two households below her is listed Ann Dowell (40-50). Cornelia and Ann are about the same age. They are both widowed by this time. W.C. must be Cornelia's son. At the bottom of the page is listed Samuel Conklin (30-40).
In additional census I found some Wakely/Wakley girls and wonder how they fit into these families, as two are found in the 1850 Wells,Indiana census living with Samuel Conklin and one is found in the 1860 Caesar's Creek, Greene Co.,OH census living with Ann (Leah) Dowell.
I will list the census below:
Please note that Samuel Conklin "is not" the same Samuel Conklin that married Hannah Elwell. It is difficult to separate the two Samuel Conklin's that were living in Greene Co., Ohio at this time.
1820 Greene Co., OH census lists
Samuel Conklin age 26-44
1 male under 10
1f 16-26 wife
2f under 10
1830 Greene Co., OH Caesar's Creek Township lists
Samuel Conkleton (name is misspelled)age 30-40, "but he is definitely the one I am looking for.")
Samuel Conkleton 30-40
1 m 20-30
2m under 5
1f 30-40 this is wife, Nancy b. Va abt 1800
1f under 5;
John Dowell is listed on same page. (He is the father of Jacob Dowell, who married Lucy Conklin b. 1817. Jacob and Lucy m. Nov. 1841.)
1840 Caesar's Creek Township census
Samuel Conklin 40-50
2 m 10-15
4 m under 5
1f under 5
This family is living just a few houses from Ann Dowell,(John Dowell's widow, and mother-in-law of Lucy Conklin Dowell.)
1850 Rock Creek, Wells Co, Indiana census
Samuel Conklin 52 b OH 1798
John 22 b. OH
James 13 b. OH
Adison 9 b. OH
Nancy 50 b VA 1800
Mary 28 b. OH
"Mary Wakley" 7 b. OH
"Nancy Wakley" 5 b. OH
Living next door is son David Conklin
David 24 b. OH
Delila 19 b. Carolina
Louisa 3 b. IN
Elizabeth 9/12 b. IN
1860 Caesars Creek, Greene Oo., OH
Leah Dowell (Ann Dowell mother-in-law of Lucy Conklin Dowell)
Leah Dowell 63 b 1797 VA
"Elizabeth Wakely" 18 b. OH
Leander Dowell 14 b. OH
Richard A Dowell 9 b. OH
Nancy Mann 9 b. OH
Maria Mann 7 b. OH
(The Mann children are Leah Ann Dowell's grandchildren. Living next door is her son-in-law, John Mann with new wife. Her daughter, Margaret Dowell Mann, died 1857.)I do not know who the "Wakely/Wakley" children are.
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any information on these connections.
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