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Joel Doolittle Indiana
Posted by: kate renner (ID *****0316) Date: June 06, 2007 at 09:20:38
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I am looking for information about two Joel Doolittles, a ggg-grandfather who was born 1801 in Shoreham VT and died after the 1850 Decatur County Indiana census and his son Joel Franklin Doolittle, born 1837 in Indiana, died December 1879 in Shelby County, IN. They were both blacksmiths.

Regarding the elder Joel, I would love to know when he died, and where he was buried, and what became of his widow Sarah Williams Doolittle who was living with her daughter Sarah Gordon Sweet and her husband Mordecai Sweet in the 1880 census for Rush County IN. I would also like to find when and where his widow Sarah died.

Regarding the younger Joel, I am descended from his daughter Fannie who married Charles Matlock but I don't know when or where she died (after 1930 census, maybe after 1944.) I also cannot find her siblings but here is a snapshot of the family in the 1880 census:
1880 IN, Shelby County, Shelbyville, pg 312D
Lucinda Doolittle, head,f,w,39,Wd,IN,NY,KY
William, son,m,w,19,S,IN,IN,IN,Blacksmith
Franklin, son,m,w,15,S,IN,IN,IN
Fannie, dau,f,w,10,S,IN,IN,IN
Emma, dau,f,w,5,S,IN,IN,IN
John, son,m,w,1,S,IN,IN,IN

Fannie lived in Indianapolis in 1932 when her husband died. I have paid for a couple vital records searches for 1932-36 and 1944-48 and turned up nothing on her. Any help would be appreciated!

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