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James RANKIN
Margaret TRUITT
Husband:  James RANKIN
Birth:  1786, of Worcester Co., MD
Death:  1857
Disposition:  buried London, Madison Co., OH
Marriage:  10 Feb 1808, of Worcester Co., MD
Wife:  Margaret TRUITT
Birth:  1 Jan 1788, Worcester Co., MD
Death:  12 Dec 1871
Disposition:  buried Oak Hill Cemetery, London, Madison Co., OH
Father:  George TRUITT (1766-1815)
Mother:  Martha DALE (1767-1848)
Children:
born in MD:
.  Mariah RANKIN, b. 1808/9
.  John RANKIN, b. 1811/12; m. Charity A. __?__
.  Albert G. RANKIN, b. 1814/5
Charlotte RANKIN, b. 1819/20 
Caroline M. RANKIN, b. 1821/2 

born in OH:
.  Joshua RANKIN, b. 1823/4; m. 24 Sep 1850, Madison Co., OH, Sarah EVANS
.  Mary RANKIN, b. 1824-30; m. 3 Jan 1849, Madison Co., OH, Fulton ARMSTRONG
.  James RANKIN, b. 1828/9; m. Ann E. __?__


Sources:

1a.  Anon.  1966.  Marriage Index:  Ohio, 1789-1850.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-400):
Rankins, Simnet Selsor, Betsy 19 Oct 1826 Madison Co.
Rankin, Charlotte Withrow, Samuel  3 Nov 1838 Madison Co.
Rankin, Caroline Stroup, William  3 Aug 1843 Madison Co.
Rankins, Albert G. Cooper, Abigal 15 Feb 1848 Madison Co.
Rankin, Mary Armstrong, Fulton  3 Jan 1849 Madison Co.
Rankin, Joshua Evans, Sarah 24 Sep 1850 Madison Co.
Rankin, Albert Withrow, Margaret A. 24 Sep 1850 Madison Co.
Looks like Albert's second marriage was a double-wedding with his brother, Joshua.  These are all the RANKIN marriages in Madison Co., OH, by 1850 (according to this CD).

1b.  Jordan R. Dodd, ed.  1998.  Marriage Index: Ohio, 1851-1900.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-236):  there are no Madison Co., OH, records on this CD.

2.  1810

3.  1820

4.  1830 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #3 of 19; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1830 OH Madison Co. Union Twp. p. 94 Ln. 19 James Rankin 110 200 100 - 122 010 100
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 4 or under 1825-1830 = James (b. 1828/9)
1 male 5-9 1820-1825 = Joshua (b. 1823/4)
2 males 15-19 1810-1815 = Albert (b. 1814/5)
= John (b. 1811/2)
1 male 40-49 1780-1790 = James (b. 1786) 
1 female 4 or under 1825-1830 = Mary
2 females 5-9 1820-1825 = Daughter
= Caroline (b. 1821/2)
2 females 10-14 1815-1820 = Charlotte (b. 1819/20)
= Daughter
1 female 20-29 1800-1810 = Maria (b. 1808/9)
1 female 40-49 1780-1790 = Margaret (b. 1788) 
Listed 12 lines below John STROUP.  The only other RANKIN in the county is Sinnet RANKIN in Stokes Township.

5.  1840 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #5-6 of 14; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1840 OH Madison Co. Union Twp. pp. 39A-39B Ln. 19 James Rankin 001 120 010 - 001 120 010 0400000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 10-14 1825-1830 = James (b. 1828/9) 
1 male 15-19 1820-1825 = Joshua (b. 1823/4)
2 males 20-29 1810-1820 = Albert (b. 1814/5)
= John (b. 1811/2)
1 male 50-59 1780-1790 = James (b. 1786)
1 female 10-14 1825-1830 = Mary
1 female 15-19 1820-1825 = Caroline (b. 1821/2)
2 females 20-29 1810-1820 = Charlotte (b. 1819/20)
= Maria (b. 1808/9)
1 female 50-59 1780-1790 = Margaret (b. 1788) 
4 persons employed in agriculture
James is the only RANKIN indexed in Madison County.

6a.  1850 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #34 of 41):  Union Twp., Madison Co., OH, p. 192A, 223/223, enumerated 13 Sep 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
James Rankin 64 M   Farmer 7820 Md
Margaret " 62 F       Md
Mariah   " 41 F       Md
Joshua   " 26 M   Stock Dealer   O
James    " 21 M       O
George W "  1 M       O
George is almost certainly a grandson, but who's his father?  James and Albert (see next source) are the only RANKINs indexed in Madison County.

6b.  1850 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #32 of 41):  Union Twp., Madison Co., OH, p. 191A, 213/213, enumerated 12 Sep 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Samuel Weth???? 31 M   Farmer 3600 O
Charlotte   " 30 F       Md
Margaret R  "  6 F       O
Amanda M    "  4 F       O
Albert Rankin 35 M   Farmer 4400 Md
Charlotte (RANKIN) WITHROW is Albert RANKIN's sister.  Albert is a widower, here, with apparently no issue from his 1848 marriage.

7.  1860 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com, Image #18 of 28):  London P.O., Union Twp. "excusive of London," Madison Co., OH, Roll 1004 (Book 1), p. 320B, 303/334, enumerated 20 Jun 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Margaret Rankin 72 F     2500 3950 Maryland
Marie Rankin 50 F       2050 Do
George W Rankin 11 M         Ohio
Listed next to Margaret's son, James RANKIN (æ 30, b. OH, wife Ann E.), who is next to her son, Joshua RANKIN (æ 35, b. OH, wife Sarah E.).

8.  1870 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com, Image #8 of 21):  Vienna Crossroads P.O., South Charleston, Madison Twp., Clark Co., OH, Roll 1180 (Book 1), p. 109B, PN 8, 60/63, enumerated 1 Jul 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Rankins Margaret 82 F W retired house keeper 200 70000 Maryland
_______ Mariah 62 F W Keep house    2800 Maryland
_______ George W 21 M W Broker   20000 Ohio
Well, someone made some wise investments!

9.  1880 Census (indexed at FamilySearch.org; page image online at Ancestry.com, Image #26 of 51):  Village of South Charleston, [Madison Twp.,] Clark Co., OH, Roll 999, p. 114B, PN 26, SD 2, ED 38, enumerated 15/16 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 13 21 24 25 26
223 230 Rankin Maria W F 71   / Keeping House   Md Md Md
    Stroup Margaret W F 20 Niece? / at School / Ohio Ohio Ohio
    ______ Harry L W M 15 Nephew? / at School / Ohio Ohio Ohio
The words in the "Relationship" column were very hard to read due to a bad scan of the page, but surely the words were "Niece" and "Nephew."  Margaret and Harry are the orphans of Maria's sister, Caroline (RANKIN) STROUP.  Listed next to John RANKIN (æ 68, b. MD) and wife Charity (æ 46, b. OH).

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

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