Have you ever found out who this Sarah McHone is? I have been trying to find the answer to this for a while now and come up with nothing?
I have a theory about her. My gg grandfather was Millington McHone who married Elizabeth (Min) and she died in 1851 and I am wondering if she died in childbirth with this Sarah and when Millington re-married a widow Hannah (Pointer) Croyl she had a daughter named Sarah born 1851 also and I speculate that there was too much confusion and the Sarah belonging to Millington was "given" to this Henry & Elizabeth Reece/Reese family to raise.
There also is a Sarah McHone found under the name of Sarah McCone age 9 in the another 1860 Kansas Territory with the Millington & the widow Hannah (Croyl) McHone family with children John C, A.D. who is Asa, Sarah, Louisa, W.H., Matilda and Rosella. I believe this Sarah is actually Millington's second wifes child Sarah Croyl a stepchild to him and going now by the surname of McHone/McCone.
The Sarah found in North Carolina who had been living with the Reese's is now believed to be in the 1870 Buncombe County North Carolina Census living next door to the Reese/Reece's age 20 and married to a John Proctor. In 1880 Greene County Tn. census find Henry Reese and John and Sarah Rector are living next door there again. Proctor and Rector are very much alike and most probably them. They have 4 kids. The 1900 Green, Tn Dist. 25 Census is John Rector, Sarah, and 5 of their 8 kids. Henry Reese/Reece are no longer there and assumed deceased.
But, this still does not tell us just who this Sarah is and she seems to age with the years stated in these various census. The Millington Sarah would have been born in Iowa not Tennessee or N.C, as these Census show.
I must also credit another McHone family searcher, Steve Tallant who has put most of this together to make some sense of it.
By the way, who are you researching?
Hoping to hear from you,
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