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John KEARNS
Elizabeth STROUP
Husband:  John KEARNS / KARNS / CARNES
Birth:  22 May 1782, Upper Paxton Twp., Lancaster [now Dauphin] Co., PA
Death:  23 May 1851, Decatur Twp., Mifflin Co., PA
Occupation:  farmer
Father:  Thomas KEARNS
Mother:  Sophia ZWALLIG
Marriage:
Wife:  Elizabeth STROUP
Birth:  15 Jul 1791, Derry [now Decatur] Twp., Mifflin Co., PA
Death:  4 Dec 1851, Decatur Twp., Mifflin Co., PA
Father:  Philip STROUP
Mother:  Margaret FRAMPTON
Children:
born in Derry [now Decatur] Twp., Mifflin Co., PA:
1.  Margaret KEARNS, b. 15 Jul 1809; d. 19 Aug 1891
2.  Sophia KEARNS, b. 5 Oct 1810
3.  Thomas Gardner KEARNS, b. 15 Aug 1812

born in Decatur Twp., Mifflin Co., PA:
4.  Philip Stroup KEARNS, b. 15 Oct 1814; d. 5 May 1886, Mifflin Co., PA
5.  Sarah Elizabeth "Eliza" KEARNS, b. 9 Dec 1816; d. 22 Oct 1895
6.  John William KEARNS, b. 8 Aug 1823; d. 5 Mar 1873
7.  Joseph S. KEARNS, b. 26 Jun 1827; d. 12 Oct 1870
8.  Mary KEARNS, b. 4 Oct 1830; d. 13 Oct 1833
9.  Elias Calvin KEARNS, b. 17 Feb 1839; d. 13 Aug 1888

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Sources (n.b., Dauphin Co. was formed from Lancaster Co. in 1785 and included Upper/Middle/Lower Paxton Twps.; Decatur Twp. was formed in 1813 from Derry Twp.):

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1820

3.  1830

4.  1840 Census Index and Digital Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #1-2 of 8; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1840 PA Mifflin Co. Decatur Twp. pp. 62A-62B Ln. 30 John Carnes 101 100 010 - 000 010 010
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 4 or under 1835-1840 = Elias (b. 1838/9)
1 male 10-14 1825-1830 = Joseph?
1 male 15-19 1820-1825 = John?
1 male 50-59 1780-1790 = John (b. 1781/2)
1 female 20-29 1810-1820 = Mary?
1 female 50-59 1780-1790 = Elizabeth (b. 1789/90) 
Listed ten lines from Elizabeth's brother, William STROUP, who is married to John's sister, Barbara KEARNS.  William is listed two lines from Elizabeth's brother, John STROUP, who is two lines from Elizabeth's half-brother Simon STROUP

5.  1850 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #23-24 of 26):  Decatur Twp., Mifflin Co., PA, pp. 316A-316B, 166/166, enumerated 13 Dec 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
John Karns 68 M   Farmer 8000 Pa
Elizabeth _____ 60 F       Pa
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Elias C Karns 11 M       Pa
Rebecca Mowry 26 F       Pa
Elizabeth Karns 65 F       Pa
The older Elizabeth is John's unmarried sister.  Listed next to son, John W. KARNS (æ 26, b. PA, wife Anna), who is next to son, Philip S. KARNS (æ 36, b. PA, wife Rhoda), who is next to son, Thomas KARNS (æ 38, b. PA, wife Mary), in one direction; and, in the other direction, listed three households from Joseph Kearns (æ 23, b. PA, wife Mary J.), who is three households from John REIGLE (æ 31, b. PA, wife Susanna) Elizabeth's half-brother, Simon STROUP, married Sophia RIEGLE. 

6.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  AF - Ancestral File (online at FamilySearch.org).

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

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