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Wilkinson BRASHEARS
Mary Angeline HOYE
WARNING:  The evidence making the widow of Wilkinson BRASHEARS the wife of Joshua M. CARRICO is circumstantial.  The names are uncommon and the pieces fit, so I'm satisfied with equating them, but further documention would be highly desirable.
Husband:  Wilkinson BRASHEARS
Birth:  ca. 1811
Marriage:  17 Dec 1834, Prince Georges Co., MD
Wife:  Mary Angelina / Angeline "Ann" HOYE
Birth:  1818, MD
Death:  1882
Occupation:  homemaker
Other Spouse:  m2. 16 Dec 1842, Prince Georges Co., MD, Joshua M. CARRICO
Father:  John Gustavus HOYE (1797-1850) of Prince George's Co., MD
Mother:  Mary GRIFFEN (c1790s-<1850)
Children born in Prince Georges Co., MD:
1.  Mary Elizabeth BRASHEARS, b. by 1835; m. 26 Sep 1853, DC, James A.N. JIRDINSTON
2.  Josephine "Josie" BRASHEARS, b. 17 Aug 1837; m. 22 Apr 1862, DC, Augustus Edwin MERRITT
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, District of Columbia, Maryland

Sources:

1.  District of Columbia Marriages, 1811-1950 (online at familysearch.org):
Name: Wilkinson Brashears
Event Date: 17 Dec 1834
Event Place: Prince Georges, Maryland
Spouse's Name: Angeline Hoye
Film Number: 14305

2.  1840 U.S. Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #15 of 22 indexed "Angelia Brichean" and "Angeline Bresheare"; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):-
1840 MD Prince Georges Co. Milingham Roll 169 p. 44A Ln. 25 Angeline? Brechears? 000 000 100 - 110 020 _______
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 40-49 1790-1800 = ?
1 female 4 or under 1835-1840 = Josephine (b. 1837)
1 female 5-9 1830-1835 = Mary Elizabeth
2 females 20-29 1810-1820 = Angelina
= ?
The name is this record is blurry and very hard to read, but it certainly could be Angeline/Angelina BRASHEARS.  As for the adult male in the record, he's very likely a boarder, but in any case, he's clearly not head of household or the record would be in his name.

3a.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #74-75):  Washington City (Ward 4), DC, Roll M432_56, pp. 248B-249A,392/406, enumerated 15 Jul 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤()
Ann Carrico 28 F       Md
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Mary E Carrico  9 F       Md
Joane     "  7 F       "
Frances Oneal 16 F       "
Mary and Joane/Josie are using their stepfather's surname.  Based on other records, Angelina has shaved a few years off her age and her daughters' ages, which is fairly typical for a woman her age seeking a husband.  The "age deflation" here is further supported by the fact that Mary got married in 1853.  Daughter Catherine is missing and presumed deceased.

3b.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Widower John G. HOYE (æ 53, b. MD; tailor) is living alone in Aquasco Dist., Prince George's Co., MD (Roll 295, p. 46).

4.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #140 of 560):  Washington (Ward 4), DC, Roll 101, p. 142, PN 28, 182/198, enumerated 5 Jun 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤()
Angeline Carico 40 F       $200 Md
Beshears    " 20 F         "
James A Jirdinston 26 M   Clerk     DC
Wm          "  5 M         "
James       "  2 M         "
James A.N. JIRDINSTON is Angeline's son-in-law, who appears to be widowed because the 20-year-old daughter of Angeline has to be Josie, whom we know is still living and marries in 1862.

5.  1870 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #369 of 476):  Washington P.O., Washington (Ward 4), DC, Roll M593_124, p. 826A, PN 369, 2631/3007, enumerated 9 Aug 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤()
Merritt Augustus 37 M W Clk Navy Dept 3000 500 Conn
   "    Josephine 33 F W Keeping house     Maryland
[Augustus & Josephine's children]
Carrico Ann 51 F W       Maryland
Lee Lizzie 14 F M Domestic     D.C.

6.  1880 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #44 of 68):  612 H St. NW, Washington, Washington Co., DC, Roll 123, p. 128B, PN 44, SD 17, ED 49, enumerated 10 Jun 1880, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1880 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤()
1880:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
    1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 11 13 22 23 24 25 26
* 612 356 485 Merritt Augustus W M 45     /   Chf Clk Navy Dpt     Connecticut Conn Conn
      _______ Josie W F 41 Wife   /   Keeping House     Maryland Md Md
      [Augustus & Josie's children]
      Carrico Angeline W F 61 M-in-law     / At Home     Maryland Md Md
      Zimms? Alice B F 22 Servant /     Servant / / Virginia Va Va
*H St. N.W.

7.  1890 U.S. Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

8.  Public Member Trees (online at Ancestry.com).

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