This is an article from the March 16, 1898 edition of the Indiand Weeklyn Messenger (page 2) entitled:
RULE ON HEIRS
ESTATE OF MARGARET GARMAN, DEC'D
No. 2 March term, 1898. In the court of Common Pleas of Indiana county, sitting in equity.
Between Lydia Ann Garman, Plaintiff, and Benjamin Garman, residing at Normal, Illinois; Daniel Garman, residing at Johnstown, Pa; Jacob Garman, Indiana county, Pa, children and legal representatives of Michael Garman, deceased. Martin Garman, residing at Guthrie, Oklahoma; Frank Garman, William Harrison Garman, Sarah Garman, intermarried with Gampbel Wagner, all over the age of 21 years; Eda Garman, widow of Jonathan Garman, deceased; Elmer Henry, residing at ________, State of Kansas, heirs and legal representatives of Elizabeth (Garman) Henry, deceased, and all over the age of 21 years. Anna Mary Garman, widow, intermarried with John Tucker, deceased, of Hardy, State of Nebraska; Hadessa Garman, intermarried with Martin Martin, of McConnel, Stephenson county, Illinois; Lavina Garman, Emma Garman, intermarried with _______ Davidson, of Hardy, Nebraska; Henry Garman of Hardy, Nebraska; Lyman V. Garman, John S. Garman, William Garman, Lawrence Garman, of Scandia, Kansas; Ida Garman, intermarried with Charles Sh llhase(?), of Republic, Kansas; Martha A. Garman, intermarried with William C. Salyard, of Hardy, Nebraska, heirs and legal representatives of Peter Garman, deceased, and all being over the age of 21 years. Maggie Garman, intermarried with Frank Wissinger, residing at Loraine, Ohio, heirs and legal representatives over the age of 21 years of Jacob Garman, deceased, Defendants.
So it appears the suit was between Lydia Ann Garman and her siblings (or the offspring of her siblings). The article goes on and mentions that it is concerning the partition of the real estate of the late Margaret Garman, late of Mechanicsburg, Indiana county, Pennsylvania, deceased. (Margaret was an older sister of Lydia Ann's. So the known children of Jacob and Mary from this article were Michael (married Elizabeth), Elizabeth (married David Henry), Peter (married Susanna Rice), Jacob (married Nancy), John (living next door to his father in census), Mary (from 1850 census), David (from 1850 census). Oddly, Lydia Ann, who was born abt 1839, is NOT in the 1850 census and I cannot find her anywhere. She could have been visiting relatives OR she could have been adopted which I suspect as she is not in the 1840 census either, and does not show up until the 1860 census, living with Jacob and Mary. In a later census, she and Margaret are enumerated with David and are listed as sisters.
Hope this helps out a bit.
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