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Elijah MEASELS
Barshaba LANG
Husband:  Elijah MEASLES / MEASELS
Birth:  1821/2, AL
Death:  aft. 1880 census, possibly in Collin Co., TX
Occupation:  carpenter, farmer
Parents:  born in AL
Marriage:
Wife:  Barshaba / Barsheba / Bathsheba LANG
Birth:  1821/2, GA
Death:  1870-80
Occupation:  homemaker
Children:
born in AL:
1.  John T. MEASELS, b. 1842/3
2.  Elijah M. MEASELS, b. 1846/7

born in Jackson Twp., Dallas Co., AR:
3.  Barshaba A. MEASELS, b. 1848/9

born in Dallas Co., AR:
4.  W. Andrew MEASELS, b. 1850/1
5.  Julia Ann MEASELS, b. 1853/4
6.  James L. MEASELS, b. 1855/6

Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Texas

Sources:

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #16 of 17):  Jackson Twp., Dallas Co., AR, Roll M432_26, p. 20B, 276/276, enumerated 14 Oct 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Elija Means 28 M   Carpenter   Ala
Barshaba  " 28 F       Ga
Jno T     "  7 M       Ala
Elija M   "  3 M       "
Barshaba A "  1 F       Ark
Wm Kellum 41 M   Laborer   Md?

3.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #8 of 12):  Como P.O., Saline Twp., Dallas Co., AR, Roll M653_40, p. 970, PN 28, 171/171, enumerated [no date] 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Elijah Meassles 38 M   Farmer 800 700 Ala
Barshabe   " 38 F         Ga
John T     " 16 M         Ala
Elijah M   " 13 M         "
Barshabe   " 11 F         Arks
W A        "  9 M         "
Julia      "  6 F         "
Jas L      "  4 M         "

4.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #8 of 16):  Princeton P.O., Jackson Twp., Dallas Co., AR, Roll M593_52, p. 417B, PN 8, 60/59, enumerated 30 Jul 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Measels Elijah 49 M W Farmer   400 Alabama
_______ Bashaba 49 F W Keeping house     Georgia
_______ Julia A 15 F W at Home     Arkansas
_______ James 14 M W "   "      "

5.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #9 of 13):  McKinney, Collin Co., TX, Roll 1296, p. 40A, PN 9,  SD 3, ED 18, enumerated 3 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 11 13 24 25 26
83 85 Measels Elija W M 58     / Carpenter AL AL AL
    Stroupe Julia W F 26 Dau   / Keeping house AR AL GA
    Measels J L W M 22 Son     Carpenter AR AL GA
    Stroupe E J W F  8 GDau /     AR AR AR
    _______ W E W M  6 GSon       AR AR AR

4.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

5.  Messages posted to the STROUP Surname Board (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

6.  WorldConnect / WorldTree (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

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