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Edward F. PAGE
Mary DOWNS
Husband:  Edward Francis? / Franklin? PAGE
Birth:  10 Nov 1802, Fayette Co., PA
Death:  10 Jan 1884, Greene Co., IN
Occupation:  farmer, shoemaker
Father:  Joseph PAGE
Mother:  Mary SHILLENGER

There are conflicting records as to Edward's middle name:  the 1826 tax roll says Franklin; the 1830 census says Francis.  Family tradition says Franklin.

Marriage said to be:  1 Jun 1826, Coshocton Co., OH
Wife:  Mary DOWNS
Birth:  1801/2, near Baltimore, MD
Death:  18 Apr 1890, Dresden, Greene Co., IN
Father:  Jesse DOWNS
Mother:  Ms. __?__ (not Naomi TAUNT)
Children:
born in OH, either Knox or Coshocton Co.:
  1.  James Francis PAGE, b. 6 Mar 1827 
  2.  Elizabeth PAGE, b. 9 Apr 1829 
  3.  Joseph Martin PAGE, b. 17 Jan 1831; d.s.p. 29 Mar 1857; bur. Mt. Zion Cemetery, Bladensburg, Knox Co., OH
  4.  Mary PAGE [twin], b. 19 Jan 1833; d. 18 May 1857
  5.  Susan PAGE [twin], b. 19 Jan 1833; d.s.p. 19 Jan 1833
  6.  Jesse Downs PAGE, b. 12 Dec 1834/5; d. 13 Jul 1913; m1. 4 Jan/Jun 1855, Nancy Alzina BEYMER; m2. 31 Dec 1871, Greene Co., IN, Susan Catherine 
 MERRITT

born in Knox Co., OH:
  7.  Rebecca PAGE, b. 18 Jan 1837; d. 1863; m. 18 Mar 1855, James BEYMER
  8.  Margaret Ann "Nancy" PAGE, b. 27 Feb 1839; d. 22 Feb 1878; m. 23 Aug 1857, John William GRIGSBY (from whom she divorced)
  9.  John PAGE, b. 9 Jul 1841; d. 22 Jan 1862
10.  Thomas PAGE, b. 16 Feb 1844; d. 1 Oct 1864


Timeline
Year Location Event
1802 PA: Fayette Co. birth of Edward F. PAGE
1801/2 MD birth of Mary DOWNS
1826 OH: Coshocton Co. marriage of Edward F. PAGE & Mary DOWNS
1826 OH: Coshocton Co. Franklin PAGE on tax rolls
1827 OH birth of son, James
1829 OH birth of daughter, Elizabeth
1830 Census OH: Knox Co.: Jackson Twp. Francis PAGE, head-of-household
1830 OH: Knox Co.: Jackson Twp. Edward & Mary PAGE of Knox Co. sell land in Coshocton Co.
1831 OH birth of son, Joseph
1833 OH birth of twin daughters, Mary & Susan
1833 OH death of daughter, Susan
1834 OH: Coshocton Co. Edward PAGE of Coshocton Co. buys land in Coshocton Co.
1834/5 OH birth of son, Jesse
1836 OH: Knox Co. Edward & Mary PAGE of Knox Co. sell land in Coshocton Co.
1837 OH birth of daughter, Rebecca
1839 OH birth of daughter, Margaret
1840 Census OH: Knox Co.: Harrison Twp. Edward PAGE, head-of-household
1841 OH birth of son, John
1844 OH birth of son, Thomas
1847 OH: Knox Co. marriage of daughter, Elizabeth, to Jacob ASHCRAFT
1847 OH: Knox Co. marriage of son, James, to Rachel ASHCRAFT
1850 Census OH: Knox Co.: Butler Twp. Edward PAGE, head-of-household
1855   marriage of daughter, Rebecca, to James BEYMER
1855   marriage of son, Jesse, to Nancy BEYMER
1857 OH: Knox Co. death of son, Joseph
1857   death of daughter, Mary
1857   marriage of daughter, Margaret, to John GRIGSBY
c1858 Ohio to Indiana family moves
1860 Census IN: Greene Co.: Taylor Twp. Edward PAGE, head-of household
1860   death of son, James
1862 Civil War? death of son, John
1863   death of daughter, Rebecca (PAGE) BEYMER
1864 Civil War? death of son, Thomas
1870 Census    
1871 IN: Greene Co. marriage of son, Jesse, to Susan MERRITT
1878   death of daughter, Margaret (PAGE) GRIGSBY
1880 Census    
1884 IN: Greene Co.  death of Edward F. PAGE
1890 IN: Greene Co. death of Mary (DOWNS) PAGE
1905 UT: Cache Co. death of daughter, Elizabeth (PAGE) ASHCRAFT
1913   death of son, Jesse
Edward and Mary outlived all but two of their ten children.

Sources:

1a.  Anon.  1996.  Marriage Index:  Ohio, 1789-1850.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-400):  marriage record of parents not found; marriage records of the two eldest children, in Knox Co., were found.  Coshocton Co. records are included on the CD.

1b.  Jordan R. Dodd, ed.  1998.  Marriage Index: Ohio, 1851-1900.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-236):  none of the children's marriage records found.  Coshocton Co. records are included on the CD, but Knox Co. records are not.

1c.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service: International Genealogical Index (IGI).
Edward Franklin PAGE
Spouse: Mary DOWNS
Marriage: 1 Jun 1826, Coshocton, Ohio
Source: patron submission

2.  NARA. 1949.  Fifth Census of the United States, 1830, Population Schedules, Volume 9, Roll 134, Ohio.  File Microcopy No. 19.  National Archives, Washington, DC  (Family Quest Archives:  Ohio Federal Census 1830:  Jackson, Jefferson, Knox, Lawrence, and Licking Counties.  Heritage Quest CD M19-134; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1830 OH Knox Co. Jackson Twp. p. 214A Page Francis 100 010 - 100 010
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 4 or under 1825-1830 = James Francis (b. 1827)
1 male 20-29 1800-1810 = Edward Francis (b. 1802)
1 female 4 or under 1825-1830 = Elizabeth (b. 1829)
1 female 20-29 1800-1810 = Mary (b. 1801/2)
The list was alphabetized, so neighborhood reconstruction is not possible.

3.  NARA.  1967.  Population Schedules of the Sixth Census of the United States, 1840, Roll 406, Ohio, Volume 13 (211-412): Knox County.  Microcopy No. 704. National Archives Microfilm Publications, Washington, DC  (Family Quest Archives:  Ohio Federal Census 1840:  Knox County.  Heritage Quest CD M704-406; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen).
1840 OH Knox Co. Harrison Twp. p. 272B Edward Page 111 002 - 211 001
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 4 or under 1835-1840 = Jesse Downs (b. 1834/5)
1 male 5-9 1830-1835 = Joseph Martin (b. 1831)
1 male 10-14 1825-1830 = James Francis (b. 1827)
2 males 30-39 1800-1810 = Edward (b. 1802)
= ?
2 females 4 or under 1835-1840 = Margaret Ann (b. 1839)
= Rebecca (b. 1837)
1 female 5-9 1830-1835 = Mary (b. 1833)
1 female 10-14 1825-1830 = Elizabeth (b. 1829)
1 female 30-39 1800-1810 = Mary (b. 1801/2) 
It's hard to say who the other adult male is could be a relative or hired help or a boarder.

4. NARA.  1964.  Population Schedules of the Seventh Census of the United States, 1850, Roll 700, Ohio, Knox County.  Microcopy No. 432.  National Archives Microfilm Publications, Washington, DC  (Family Quest Archives:  Ohio Federal Census 1850: Knox County.  Heritage Quest CD M432-700; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen).
Butler Twp., Knox Co., OH, p. 399AB, 2466/2526, enumerated 24 Sep 1850:
Edward Page 47 M Farmer   Penn
Mary     " 48 F     Maryland
Mary     " 17 F     Ohio
Jesse    " 15 M Farmer    "
Rebecca  " 13 F      "
Margaret N. Page 11 F     Ohio
John         "  9 M      "
Thomas       "  8 M      "
Margaret's middle initial is definitely "N," not A, but "Nancy" is a nickname for Ann.  Thomas's age is wrong.

5.  Census Records, Indiana, 1860 (Broderbund CD-304):  Scotland P.O., Taylor Twp., Greene Co., IN, p. 794, 1443/1443:
28A Page, Edward F. M 58 W Shoe Maker 0 200 Pennsylvania
29A Page, Mary F 58 W       Maryland
30A Page, Thomas M 16 W Day Laborer 0   0 Ohio
31A Hurt, Susan F  4 W       Indiana
Living next door to Isaac CULLISON.

6.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1870 (Broderbund CD-319):  no Greene Co., IN, records on CD.

7.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1880 (Broderbund CD-320):  no Indiana records on CD.

8.  Jack Baber. 1875. The Early History of Greene County... N.B. Milleson, Worthington Times, Worthington, IN (microfilmed 1973 by Research Publications, New Haven, CT; available Sutro Library, San Francisco, CA).  On p. 68 (as extracted by Mathew Page):
Edward Page is a shoemaker by trade, and is seventy-three years old, but looks much younger.  He was born in Fayette county, Pennsylvania, and came to Jay county, Indiana, and from there he came to Greene county, many years ago.  Mr. Page and wife have had ten children -- five boys and five girls.

9.  Obituary in the Bloomfield Democrat, a weekly newspaper in Bloomfield, Green Co., IN, dated 25 Jan 1884, under the heading "Dresden Doings" (as extracted by Mathew Page):
In other items of interest, E.F. Page, a well known resident of this place died on last Thursday, at the residence of Jacob Ashcraft.  He was 81 years of age and had been a resident of Dresden for 23 years, at which place he worked at his trade, shoemaking, until the last three years of his life which he spent with his son-in-law.

10a.  Deed.  Coshocton Co., OH, Deed Book 5, p. 532 (extracted by Mathew Page and posted in full at his web site [link died]).  Edward F. PAGE & wife, Mary, of Jackson Twp., Knox Co., OH, sell lot No. 30 (NE¼ S7.R9.T5) in the Town of Claysville, Perry Twp., Coshocton Co., to Moses CULLISON.  Signed 5 Sep 1830; filed 26 Nov 1830; recorded 3 Dec 1830.

10b.  Deed.  Coshocton Co., OH, Deed Book 14, p. 576 (extracted by Mathew Page and posted in full at his web site [link died]).  Thomas & Jane DUNN sell lot Nos. 31 and 32 in the town of East Union, formerly Claysville, to Edward F. PAGE of the County and State aforesaid (viz., Coshocton Co., OH).  Signed 13 Jun 1834; recorded 29 Sep 1840.

10c.  Deed.  Coshocton Co., OH, Deed Book 14, p. 579 (extracted by Mathew Page and posted in full at his web site [link died]).  John CONWAY & wife, Mary, sell land in the the Town of East Union, formerly Claysville (NE¼ S7.R9.T5) to Edward F. PAGE of the County of Coshocton and State of Ohio.  Signed 18 Aug 1834; recorded 30 Sep 1840.

10d.  Deed.  Coshocton Co., OH, Deed Book 14, p. 578 (extracted by Mathew Page and posted in full at his web site [link died]).  Edward F. PAGE & wife, Mary, of the County of Knox in the State of Ohio, sell lot Nos. 31, 32, 33, and 34 in the Town of East Union, formerly Claysville, to Thomas HANKINS.  Signed 22 Mar 1836; recorded 30 Sep 1840.

11. The Page Family History Descendants of Joseph [link died] by Mathew Page.

12.  Email from Mathew Page:
...family history passed down states that Edward's middle name was Franklin...  I did find Edward listed in the 1826 Tax Records for Coshocton Co, OH...  He was identified as FRANKLIN...

...Mary died in Greene County, IN, in 1890.  There is a record of death on file for her.  In that record it lists her father as Jesse Downs, mother - unknown...  Most records state that her parents were Jesse Downs and Naomi Taunt...  I recently found a pension abstract for Jesse Downs, wd. Namoi Taunt [Abstracts of Rev. War Pensions, vol. I, p. 1017, by Virgil D. White].  In that pension record, the surviving children living were listed.  MARY DOWNS-PAGE was not listed.  One working hypothesis is that Jesse Downs was a son of William Downs of Port Tobacco, Charles Co., MD...

13.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service: Ancestral File.  Has the children born in East Union, Coshocton Co., OH, but the census does not support this contention.


Geographical Notes:

a.  Knox Co. was formed from Fairfield Co. in 1808 and Coshocton Co. was formed from Muskingum Co. in 1810/11, so the county names were stable before the arrival of our subjects.

b.  Jackson Twp., Knox Co., OH, is adjacent to Perry Twp., Coshocton Co., OH (i.e., just across the county line from each other), so Edward's apparent presence in both counties is not unreasonable.  That he was buying and selling "town lots" also makes his speculation in real estate all the more plain.  It was not at all unusual for pioneers (with money) to speculate in land.

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