Posted By:Kay Pepple
Subject:Wm. SPELTS in 1840 Greene Co. IN census
Post Date:February 26, 2008 at 22:06:14
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Forum:Spelts Family Genealogy Forum
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Looking for anything on this man and his family. The name, SPELTS, was interchangeable with PELTS in KY, IN, MO, & AR in the 1800's. Is Catherine SPELSE (in 1850 Floyd Co. IN census) his wife? They could be the parents of Joseph Pelts [b. 1832/IN & d. 1900/near Kennett (Dunklin Co.) MO] who is my gr-grandfather. I cannot find Wm. or Joseph in any 1850 census. Joseph's sister, Rachel (1842 - 1901), married John G. Rapp (1840/OH or KY - 1901/MO) in Louisville, KY ca 1865, resided in Hot Springs, AR before moving to Malden (Dunklin Co.) MO ca 1885 and later learned that her brother, Joseph Pelts, also lived in that county. I can't find Rachel & John G. Rapp in census until 1900.