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Henry LITSEY
Nancy CARRICO
Husband:  Henry LITSEY
Birth:  1784, VA [now KY]
Death:  17 Feb 1867, Parke Co., IN
Disposition:  buried Bethany Cemetery, Washington Twp., Parke Co., IN
Occupation:  farmer
Father:  Anthony LITCHING / LITSEY (c1745-1791)
Mother:  Susanna SLACK (c1750-1833)

Henry is said to have been born in Mercer Co., KY, but Mercer County did not exist in 1784.  His widowed mother is on the tax rolls of Washington Co., KY, in 1795 and 1800 (along with Nancy's father, Charles CARRICO).

Marriage:  14 Dec 1815, Knox Co., Indiana Territory [now Sullivan Co., IN]
Wife:  Nancy CARRICO
Birth:  1798, Washington Co., KY
Death:  1874 
Disposition:  buried Bethany Cemetery, Washington Twp., Parke Co., IN
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Charles CARRICO
Mother:  Martha REASON
Children:
born in Knox Co., Indiana Territory [now Sullivan Co., IN]:
  1.  Adeline LITSEY, b. 9 Feb 1816; d. 16 Dec 1903, Stuttgart, Arkansas Co., AR
  2.  Napoleon B. LITSEY, b. 1816/7

born in Sullivan Co., IN:
  3.  Daniel B. LITSEY, b. ca. 1821

born in Howard Twp., Parke Co., IN:
  4.  John C. LITSEY, b. 1 Jan 1823; d. 15 Oct 1850, Placerville, El Dorado Co., CA
  5.  Emaline / Emeline LITSEY, b. 1825; d. 1846, Parke Co., IN
  6.  (Daughter A) LITSEY, b. 1825-30; d. bef. 1840
  7.  James J. LITSEY, b. 2 Jan 1827; d. 6 Feb 1902, Centerville, IA
  8.  Catherine LITSEY, b. 7 Aug 1830; d. 13 Mar 1910, Rose Hill, Mahaska Co., IA
  9.  (Daughter B) LITSEY, b. 1830-35
10.  William Henry LITSEY, b. 7 Jun 1832; d. 20 May 1864 (Civil War)
11.  Henry LITSEY, Jr., b. 11 Apr 1833
12.  Edward Davis LITSEY, b. 7 Jan 1836; d. 27 Feb 1918, Parke Co., IN
13.  Ulysses Grant LITSEY, b. 12 Dec 1840; d. 18 Apr 1928
14.  Mary Louisa LITSEY, b. 4 Nov 1844; d. 8 Jan 1908, Howard, Elk Co., KS

Unless Ulysses and Mary Louisa were adopted, Nancy had children over a period of 28 years, which is an extraordinary span of fecundity.

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Timeline
Year Location Event
1784-90 VA [now KY] birth of Henry LITSEY
1790s KY: Jefferson [now Carroll] Co. birth of Nancy CARRICO
1792 Kentucky admitted as 15th state of the Union
1792 KY: Shelby Co. formed from Jefferson Co.
1795 KY: Washington Co. Susannah LITCHING, taxpayer
1795 KY: Washington Co. Charles CARRICO, taxpayer
1798 KY: Gallatin Co. formed from Shelby Co.
1800 Census   KY census lost
1800 KY: Washington Co. Susannah LITSEY, taxpayer
1800 KY: Washington Co. Charles CARRICO, taxpayer
1800 Indiana Territory formed from Northwest Territory
1800-1801 Kentucky to Indiana Nancy's family moves
1800-1815 Kentucky to Indiana Henry moves
1810 Census   not found; no census in Indiana Territory
1815 Indiana Territory: Knox Co. marriage of Henry LITSEY to Nancy CARRICO
1816   birth of daughter, Adeline
1816 Indiana formed from Indiana Territory, admitted as 19th State
c1817 IN birth of son, Napoleon
1817 IN: Sullivan Co. formed from Knox Co.
1818 IN: Vigo Co. formed from Sullivan Co.
1820 Census IN: Sullivan Co. Henry LITSING, head-of-household
1821 IN: Parke Co. formed from Vigo Co. and new territory
c1821   birth of son, Daniel
1822 Sullivan Co. to Sugar Creek, Parke Co. family moves
1823   birth of son, John
1825   birth of daughter, Emaline
1825-30   birth of Daughter A
1827   birth of son, James
1830   birth of daughter, Catherine
1830 Census IN: Parke Co. Henery LITSEY, head-of-household
1830-35   birth of Daughter B Rhoda?
1832 IN birth of son, William
1833 IN birth of son, Henry
1836 IN birth of son, Edward
1838 KY: Carroll Co. formed from Gallatin Co.
1840 Census IN: Parke Co. Henry LITSEY, head-of-household
1840 IN birth of son, Ulysses
1844 IN birth of daughter, Mary Louisa
1850 Census IN: Parke Co.: Sugar Creek [now Howard] Twp. Henry LITSEY, head-of-household
     
1860 Census IN: Parke Co.: Howard Twp. Henry LITSY, head-of-household
1867   death of Henry LITSEY
1869 IN: Parke Co.  marriage of son, Henry, to Caroline M. DAY 
1870 Census IN: Parke Co.: Howard Twp. Henry LITSEY, head-of-household
1874   death of Nancy (CARRICO) LITSEY

Sources (n.b., Mercer Co. was formed in 1785 from Lincoln Co.):

1.  Jordan R. Dodd, ed.  1993.  Indiana Marriages: Early to 1850.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-228):
Litsey, Henry Carrico, Nancy 14 Dec 1815 Knox Co.

2.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1790 (Broderbund CD-311):  not found, but the 1790 VA census was destroyed.

3.  Anon.  1991.  The 1795 Census of Kentucky [as constructed from tax lists].  T.L.C. Genealogy, Miami Beach, FL (said to include every extant tax list from every county existing in the state of Kentucky in 1795):
Pg Name County
104 Litching, Susannah Washington

4.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1800 (Broderbund CD-312):
1800 Tax List Litsey, Susannah KY Washington Co.

5.  1810 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  not found.

6.  1820 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #7 of 14; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1820 IN Sullivan Co. Roll M33_15 p. 116 Ln. 14 Henry Litsing 100010-10100-0-100
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 9 or under 1810-1820 = Napoleon (b. ca. 1817)
1 male 26-44 1775-1794 = Henry
1 female 9 or under 1810-1820 = Adeline (b. 1816)
1 female 16-25 1794-1804 = Nancy
1 person engaged in agriculture

7.  1830 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #55 of 90; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1830 IN Parke Co. Roll 32 p. 107 Ln. 11 Henery Litsey 121 000 100 - 201 001
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 4 or under 1825-1830 = James (b. 1827)
2 males 5-9 1820-1825 = John (b. 1823)
= Daniel (b. ca. 1821)
1 male 10-14 1815-1820 = Napoleon (b. ca. 1817)
1 male 40-49 1780-1790 = Henry
2 females 4 or under 1825-1830 = Daughter A
= Emaline (b. 1825)
1 female 10-14 1815-1820 = Adeline (b. 1816)
1 female 30-39 1790-1800 = Nancy 

8.  1840 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #131 of 148; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1840 IN Parke Co. Roll 89 pp. 185A-185B Ln. 18 Henry Litsey 121 210 010 - 020 010 100 0500000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 4 or under 1835-1840 = Edward (b. 1836)
2 males 5-9 1830-1835 = Henry Jr. (b. 1833)
= William Henry (b. 1832)
1 male 10-14 1825-1830 = James (b. 1827)
2 males 15-19 1820-1825 = John (b. 1823)
= Daniel (b. ca. 1821)
1 male 20-29 1810-1820 = Napoleon (b. ca. 1817)
1 male 50-59 1780-1790 = Henry
2 females 5-9 1830-1835 = Daughter B
= Catherine (b. 1830) 
1 female 20-29 1810-1820 = Adeline (b. 1816)
1 female 40-49 1790-1800 = Nancy 
5 persons employed in agriculture

9.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #21 of 33):  Sugar Creek [now Howard] Twp., District No. 137, Parke Co., IN, p. 238A, 1094/1094, enumerated 25 Oct 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤()
George May 26 M   Farmer   NC
Rhoda 18 F   Ind
Henry Litsey 66 M   Farmer 2000 Ky
Nancy 59 F   "
William 18 M   Farmer Ind
Henry 17 M   " "
Edward D 15 M   " "
Ulisses 10 M   "
Mary L  6 F   "
I see no obvious genealogical connection between our subjects and George & Rhoda (HOBSON) MAY.  Nancy's age cannot possibly be correct if she's Mary's mother.

10.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #8 of 17 indexed "Liley"):  Russells Mills P.O., Howard Twp., Parke Co., IN, Roll M653_287, p. 714, PN 124, 925/915, enumerated 14 Jul 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤()
Henry Litsy 70 M W Farmer 5000 800 Kentucky
Nancy   " 63 F W " " " do
Henry   " 25 M W Farm Hand " " Indiana
Edward  " 23 M W Farm Hand " " do
Ulyses  " 18 M W Farm Hand " " do
Christian 17 F W Farm Girl " " do
Mary Luisa 16 F W Farm Girl " " do
Nancy Jane " 15 F W Farm Girl " " do
Christian and Nancy Jane are their grandchildren, orphans of their son, Napoleon.

11.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #13 of 14):  Waveland P.O., Howard Twp., Parke Co., IN, Roll M593_349, p. 91, PN 13, 100/94, enumerated 13 Aug 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤()
Litsey Henry 34 M W Farmer 5000 1000 Ind  
   "   Caroline 24 F W K H     Ky  
   "   Elmer 4/12 M W       Ind Jan
Viguesney? William 13 M W       Va  
Litsey Nancy 75 F W       Ky  
Harland Orin? 23 M W Farm Laborer     Ind  
Listed next to Ulysses LITSEY (æ 28, b. IN), and family.

12.  Index to Parke County, Indiana, Wills (online at the Parke County INGenWeb site; submitted by James D. VanDerMark):
Litsey, Henry Sr. 16 Feb 1867 Book 2, pp. 312-314

13.  Descendants of Randell SLACK and Anthony LITSEY of Washignton County, Kentucky (online at Gary W. Watson's web site):
January 26, 1867, Parke Co. Indiana -
I Henry Litsey sen. of the County of Parke and State of Indiana, do make and publish this my last Will and Testament, in manner and form following, to wit; first it is my will, that all my Just debts and funeral expenses be duly paid and satisfied item  I give and devise to Napoleon B., his heirs and assigns the sum of ($200) two hundred dollars to be unto them paid.  Item, I give and devise to my daughter Adeline her heirs and assigns my forty acres of land in Iowa laying near to her.  Item, I give to my son John his heirs and assigns the sum of ($100) one hundred dollars to be unto them paid.  Item, I give and devise to my daughter Catherine her heirs and assigns the sum of ($150) one hundred and fifty dollars to be unto her paid.  Item, I give and devise to my son William H. his heirs and assigns the sum of ($150) one hundred and fifty dollars to be unto them paid.  Item, And my sons Henry & Ulysses H. they have received their part of the estate as their receipts will show.  Item, and all my estate remaining undivided shall be equally divided between my three remaining children James J., Edward D., and Mary L. their heirs and assigns. 
In witness whereof, I, Henry Litsey the testator have here unto set my hand and seal, this the twenty- sixth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-seven. Henry Litsey senior (SEAL)

14.  H.W. Beckwith.  1880.  History of Vigo and Parke Counties.  H.H. Hill & N. Iddings, Publ., Chicago, IL (online at the Parke County INGenWeb site). Excerpt from pp. 457-460:
HOWARD TOWNSHIP...
EARLY SETTLEMENTS
The earliest settlers in what is now Howard township were Henry Litsey, Samuel Snook and James Long.  The first settled in 1822, on Sugar creek; the second located in 1822, on Sec. 31; the third on Sec. 17, near the county line, between Montgomery and Parke counties, perhaps at an earlier date than either of the others.  Thus was begun the settlement of Howard township.  In 1823 the stream of immigration began pouring into this county from Kentucky and North Carolina, rapidly swelling the number of settlers already here.

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

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