You're right, there's not much action on this list. I do appreciate your offer to check census reports, but I subscribe to ancestry.com for the census images, etc. and they have been very helpful. Trouble is I've not had many Carlin names to look for. Since I posted my query, however, I have learned a bit more than I knew, but my Carlin connection remains the biggest mystery in my family tree. Only clues I found were in old family archives and included part of a letter written in 1868, and a lot of "traditions!"
Here's an outline of what I know:
John Humes (1770-1853) m. (1) Elizabeth Carlin ca. 1799 in Philly. They had 5 children, some b. PA and at least 2 in VA. In March 1815-- I presume after Elizabeth died-- John Humes m. (2)Margaret Purse. John and all of his children are well accounted for, as is Margaret Purse, but no sign of Elizabeth.
Only clue I have to her parents or siblings, is that in 1868, in Springfield, Ohio, the widow of Ruth E. Carlon agreed to include a settlement out of her husband's estate to be paid to the grandchildren of Elizabeth Carlin Humes who lived in PA and MO. I have no idea of what the relationship between John Carlon and Elizabeth was. She was born bet.1778-1780, about 10 years before him, so possibly was his older sister? Aunt?
From this clue, I finally found John Carlon in Fayette, Va. in 1850, where he m. for 2nd time; then found him in this 1860 Springfield Census. (Children are from previous marriages of John and Ruth.)
John Carlon 69 1790 PA Merchant
Ruth E Carlon 52 1807 Ohio
Robert Carlon 17 1842 WI
Virginia H Harvey 20 1839 VA
Sorry to ramble on like this, but maybe these names will ring bells or something. Thanks for just responding to my query; it's encouraging anytime I learn someone has read my postings.
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