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John James ANDERSON
Melvina STROUBE
Elizabeth CHALFONT
Husband:  John James ANDERSON / ANDRESON
Birth according to census:  1821/2, KY
Birth said to be:  20 Feb 1820, Mason Co., KY
Occupation:  farmer
Marriage-1:  21 Nov 1849, Bracken Co., KY
Wife-1:  Melvina STROUBE
Birth:  1824/5, Augusta Twp., Bracken Co., KY
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Jacob STROUBE
Mother:  Mary WILEY
Marriage-2:
Wife-2:  Elizabeth CHALFONT
Children with Melvina STROUBE born in Bracken Co., KY:
1.  James John ANDERSON, b. 1850/1
Children with Elizabeth CHALFONT born in Bracken Co., KY:
2.  Virginia W. ANDERSON, b. 11 Apr 1855; d. as a child
3.  George Clay ANDERSON, b. 1856/7
4.  William Henry ANDERSON, b. 27 Sep 1859
5.  John Thomas ANDERSON, b. 18 Jan 1862
6.  Lucian ANDERSON, b. 1870/1
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United Sates, Kentucky

Sources:

1.  Jordan R. Dodd, ed.  1993.  Kentucky Marriages:  Early to 1850.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-229):
Anderson, John J. Melvina, Stroube 21 Nov 1849 Bracken Co.
Yes, Melvina's given name and surname were switched in the database.

2.  1850 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #128 of 192):  Bracken Co., KY, p. 447B, 945/945, enumerated 26 Aug 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
John Anderson 28 M   Farmer   Ky
Melvina 25 F       "
Eliza J. Heck 10 F       "
Eliza Jane HECK is the orphaned daughter of Melvina's sister, Amelia (STROUBE) HECK.  Living next door to Melvina's brother, Elijah Wiley STROUBE, who is living next door to their widowed mother, Mary (WILEY) STROUBE

3.  1860

4.  1870 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #5 of 295):  Augusta P.O., Augusta Pct., Bracken Co., KY, p. 239A, PN 5, 32/32, enumerated 3 Aug 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Anderson John J 50 M W Merchant 1500 500 Kentucky
________ Elizabeth 46 F W Keeps House     do
________ James 19 M W Farm Laborer     do
________ George C 13 M W       do
________ William H 10 M W       do
________ John L  8 M W       do

5.  1880 United States Census and National Index (LDS Family History Resource File: CD-ROM Library):
Census Place: Augusta, Bracken, Kentucky
Source: FHL Film 1254404; NARA Film T9-0404; Pg 500D
  Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace Occupation Fa Mo
John ANDERSON Self M M W 60 KY Farmer KY KY
James J. ANDERSON Son M S W 29 KY Laborer KY KY
Elizabeth ANDERSON Wife F M W 54 KY Keeping House KY KY
George C. ANDERSON Son M S W 23 KY   KY VA
William ANDERSON Son M S W 20 KY Clerk In Store KY KY
Thomas ANDERSON Son M S W 18 KY   KY VA
Lucian ANDERSON Son M S W  9 KY   KY KY
James was apparently listed before Elizabeth as an indication she was not his mother.  I have no logical explanation for why two of the other boys have their mother's birthplace as VA except that John had four wives after Melvina, which, while possible, is unlikely in the extreme.

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