Monday, November 25, 2013

Weekly Puzzle - An Irish Connection

On Oct 3, 1852 in Newport, Campbell, Kentucky, Hellen Trindell, age 31, born in Scotland married William Dunlap, age 24, born in Ireland.

A search in the 1850 Census finds Hellen is not a Trindell by birth.  She is married to Alexander Trindle who was born in Ireland about 1814.  They have five living children who were all born in Kentucky, Jane 11, Alexander 8, Margaret 6, Jennetta 2 and Elizabeth 1.

Who is Alexander?  What is Hellen's family name?  What happened to the five children?  To date I have only found one.

Jane Farmer Fraas bn 19 Aug 1838 in Newport, Campbell, KY a widow died 14 Jan 1923 in Dayton, Campbell, KY.  Father's name Trandle, mother unknown. (KY Death Certificate - File# 470, Reg. #6, Reg Dist 202/2093).  The 1920 census confirms her father is born in Ireland and her mother in Scotland. (Dayton Ward 4, Campbell,Kentucky; Roll: T625_564; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 48; Jane Frass Household). 

According to the 1880 census Jane is already a widow with a 22 year old son with the last name Fraas.  So where did the Farmer come from?  Is it perhaps the name of her mother? (Dayton, Campbell, Kentucky; Roll: T-9_407Page: 268D; Enumeration District: 044; Jane Fraas household)

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