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Re: John Torrance and Sarah Pelton 1850 Jerusalem NY
Posted by: Candy Hughes (ID *****7360) Date: October 22, 2007 at 11:13:34
In Reply to: Re: John Torrance and Sarah Pelton 1850 Jerusalem NY by Tom Fetters of 1443

hi Tom

doing a little more looking on Ancestry website, with this additional information, leaves me somewhat more puzzled; I think we have put some people in the wrong family

while it "looks like" you have found the Henry and Fayette, sons of the Marcus Lafayette Torrence in the William Henry Torrence family that I descend from, several things don't match

for example, both Henry E. and Fayette, on that 1880 census, report being born in VERMONT, not New York; with parents born NY and VT

looking further, on the 1875 and 1885 Minnesota state censuses, in 1875 there is Henry E., and in 1885 both Henry and Fayette, still both reporting birth in Vermont ... and in addition there is E. J. Torrence age 70 born NY, and Ann age 73 born VT, all living either in the same household or next door to each other

those two ("E. J." and Ann) bear a striking resemblance to Andrew Torrence, enumerated in 1850 in Fort Edward NY, as age 35 b. NY with Ann age 38 b. VT, along with Ezra i, Henry 6, Richard 4, and Harriet 2

in addition, Fayette and Sophia have a son named Richard, possibly named for the Richard shown in 1850, son of Andrew and Ann

then I found Andrew Torrence age 60 born NY, parents born CONNECTICUT, with Ann age 63 born Vermont, parents MA & CT, with Fayette Torrence age 23 born VT, on the Nobles, MN census for 1875; land records also show Andrew J. Torrence buying land in Minnesota in 1880

I haven't yet been able to find Andrew & Ann on the 1860 and 1870 census indexes, still looking

seems pretty conclusive to me that THIS Henry and Fayette don't belong to the William Henry Torrence line !

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