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Nicholas FRIEND
Naomi Jane ERWIN
Husband:  Nicholas FRIEND
Birth:  1804/9/10, OH
Death:  1857, Newton, Jasper Co., IA
Father:  Nicholas FRIEND
Mother:  Elizabeth __?__
Marriage:  9 Apr 1840, Blackford Co., IN
Wife:  Naomi Jane ERWIN
Birth:  12 Aug 1812, MD
Death:  11 Jul 1878, Kirksville, Adair Co., MO
Disposition:  buried Bethel Cemetery, Sperry, Adair Co., MO
Other Spouses:  m1. 31 May 1832, Perry Co., OH, Daniel WHEATCRAFT; m3. L.R. WILLIAMS
Other Children:  David Hamilton WHEATCRAFT, b. 1832/3, Perry Co., OH
Children born in Huntington Co., IN:
1.  John F. FRIEND, b. 27 Feb 1841 
2.  Samuel FRIEND, b. 26 Mar 1843
3.  James FRIEND, b. 18 Jan 1844/5/6
4.  William M. FRIEND, b. 1848/9
5.  Mary Jane FRIEND, b. 7 Mar 1851
6.  Rebecca Elizabeth FRIEND, b. 1856

Rebecca may have been born in Iowa, not Indiana.


1a.  Anon.  1966.  Marriage Index:  Ohio, 1789-1850.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-400):
Wheatcraft, Daniel Groen, Naoma 31 May 1832 Perry Co.
It's conceivable that "Groen" is a misreading of "Ervin" or "Erwin."

1b.  Jordan R. Dodd, ed.  1993.  Indiana Marriages:  Early to 1850.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-228):
Friend, Nicholas Wheatcraft, Naomi 9 Apr 1840 Blackford Co.

2.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1840 (Broderbund CD-316):
1840 Freend, Nicholas IN Blackford Co. Licking Twp. p. 58
He is the only FRIEND (or var.) in the county.  There is no ERWIN, IRWIN, GREEN, or GROEN in the county.

3.  Census Microfilm Records:  Indiana, 1850 (Broderbund CD-302):  District No. Fifty-Two, Huntington Co., IN, p. 13B,177/177, enumerated 8 Aug 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Nicholas Friend 40 m Farmer 600 Ohio
Nancy      " 38 f     Maryland
David H Wheatcraft 17 m Farmer   Ohio
John F Friend  9 m     Indiana
Samuel    "  7 m     Indiana
James     "  5 m     Indiana
William M "  1 m     Indiana
Michael Corbet 22 m Farmer   Ireland
Edward    "  1 m     "
Was Naomi called Nancy?  Is this census-taker error?  David must be Naomi's son by her first marriage.  Michael CORBET appears to be a widower with his only son, his wife probably having died in childbirth; he appears to have no relation to Nicholas or Nancy.

4a.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1860 (Broderbund CD-318):
1860 Friend, Naomi IA Jasper Co. Mulaka Twp. p. 846

4b.  1860 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #148 of 270):  Newton P.O., Malaka Twp., Jasper Co., IA, p. 846B, PN 34, 249/240, enumerated 15 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Naomi Friend 46 F     2000 200 Maryland
John      " 18 M   Farm Laborer     Ind
Samuel    " 16 M   do     Indiana
James     " 14 M         "
Wm        " 12 M         "
Mary Jane "  9 F         "
Rebecca E "  4 F         "

5.  1870 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #160 of 330):  Willmathsville P.O., Township 64, Range 13, Adair Co., MO, p. 80A, PN 1, 6/6, enumerated 14 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Friend Naomi 51 F   Keeping house 1300 500 Maryland
   "   William 21 M   Farmer     Indiana
   "   Rebecca 15 F   at home     Iowa
Widow Naomi is listed six households above her son, John.

6.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

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