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Jonathan DOWNHAM
Sophia BEARD
Husband:  Jonathan / John DOWNHAM
Birth:  1809/10, DE
Occupation:  farmer
Marriage:  7 Mar 1833, Franklin Co., OH
Wife:  Sophia BEARD
Birth:  1816/7, OH
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Samuel E. BEARD
Mother:  Nancy __?__
Children:
born in OH:
  1.  James/Joseph DOWNHAM, b. 1833/4
  2.  John/Jonathan DOWNHAM, b. 1835/6
  3.  Thomas DOWNHAM, b. 1837/8
  4.  Elizabeth DOWNHAM, b. 1839

born in Hancock Co., OH:
  5.  Mary J. DOWNHAM, b. 1840/1
  6.  Wesley DOWNHAM, b. 1842/3
  7.  Sarah DOWNHAM, b. 1844/5
  8.  Ruth DOWNHAM, b. 1848/9
  9.  Fletcher DOWNHAM, b. 1850/1
10.  Rachel DOWNHAM, b. 1851/2
11.  Bramwell DOWNHAM, b. 1855/6
12.  Martha DOWNHAM, b. 1856/7
13.  Mathen/Nathan DOWNHAM, b. 1860
14.  Johnson DOWNHAM, b. 1860

Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Delaware, Ohio

Sources:

1.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
Johnathan DORNHORN
Spouse: Sophia BEARD
Marriage: 07 Mar 1833, Franklin, Ohio
Source: Marriage Records, 1803-1951. Ohio. Probate Court (Franklin)

2.  1840 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #4-5 of 8 number pages precede name pages; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1840 OH Hancock Co. Jackson Twp. Roll 401 pp. 41A-41B Ln. 30 John Downham 210 001 - 100 010 0100000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
2 males 4 or under 1835-1840 = Thomas (b. 1837/8)
= Jno (b. 1835/6)
1 male 5-9 1830-1835 = Jas/Jos (b. 1833/4)
1 male 30-39 1800-1810 = Jonathan (b. 1809/10)
1 female 4 or under 1835-1840 = Elizabeth (b. 1839)
1 female 20-29 1810-1820 = Sophia (b. 1816/7)
1 person employed in agriculture
Listed 13 lines below John's father-in-law, Samuel BEARD.

3.  1850 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #150 of 427):  Amanda Twp., Dist. 48, Hancock Co., OH, p. 464A, 61/61, enumerated 6 Sep 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Jonathan Downham 40 M   farmer 600 Del
Sophia 33 F       O
Jos/Jas 16 M   farmer   "
Jno 14 M       "
Thos 12 M       "
Elisabeth 10 F       "
Mary J  9 F       "
Wesley  7 M       "
Sarah  5 F       "
Ruth  1 F       "

4.  1860 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com, Image #17 of 30):  Vanlue P.O., Amanda Twp., Hancock Co., OH, Roll 982 (Book 1), p. 209A, PN 25, 180/173, enumerated 8 Jun 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Jonathan Downham 51 M   Farmer 600 300 Delaware
Sophia      " 43 F         O
John        " 24 M   Farm Laborer     "
Thomas      " 22 M   "     "      "
Elizabeth   " 21 F   Servant     "
Mary J      " 19 F   "     "
Wesley      " 17 M   Farm Laborer     "
Sarah       " 15 F   Servant     "
Ruth        " 11 F         "
Fletcher    "  9 M         "
Rachel      "  8 F         "
Bramwell    "  4 M         "
Martha       "  3 F         "
Mathen/Nathan " 4/12 M         "
Johnson       " 1/12 M         "
Nathan and Johnson have to be the same age to both be our subjects' children.  Surely this is enumerator error.  And just what a couple with 12 children needs:  twins!

5.  1870 can't find any of them, not in any of the indices available to me.  Did they emigrate?!

6.  1880 found only Fletcher, in Putnam Co., OH.

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