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Joseph W. RAZEY
Catherine HARPER
Mary Ann MIX
Husband:  Joseph W. RAZEY
Birth:  23 May 1828, Essex Co., NY
Death:  16 Feb 1914, Poweshiek Co., IA
Disposition:  buried 18 Feb 1914, I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Brooklyn, Poweshiek Co., IA
Military Service:  Civil War: Co. B, 2nd Iowa Infantry
Father:  Asahel RAZEY, Jr.
Mother:  Mary "Polly" JENNE
Marriage-1:  ca. 1849
Wife-1:  Catherine HARPER
Birth:  1831/2, Westport, Essex Co., NY
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Edward HARPER
Mother:  Nancy __?__
Marriage-2:  12 Sep 1865, Iowa Co., WI
Wife-2:  Mary Ann MIX
Birth:  19 Apr 1850
Death:  5 Nov 1916, Poweshiek Co., IA
Disposition:  buried 7 Nov 1916, I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Brooklyn, Poweshiek Co., IA
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Nathaniel MIX
Mother:  Rebecca BLAKELY
Children with Catherine HARPER born in Westport, Essex Co., NY:
1.  Andrew RAZEY, b. Jul 1850
2.  Walter RAZEY, b. 1852/3

Joseph and Catherine are said to have divorced in New York State in 1850, but if so, who fathered Walter?  And why are her children not with her in the 1860 census?

Children with Mary Ann MIX:
born in Pleasant Valley, Scott Co., IA:
3.  Ida May RAZEY, b. 28 Jan 1870; m. Mr. SHANKS

born in either Pleasant Valley, Scott Co., IA, or Brooklyn, Poweshiek Co., IA:
4.  L. G. RAZEY [male], b. 5 Dec 1871
5.  Oliver R. "Ollie" RAZEY, b. 2 Nov 1875
6.  Carl G. RAZEY, b. 1 Oct 1880; d. 1 May 1904, Brooklyn, Poweshiek Co., IA; bur. IOOF Cem.

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Sources:

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #38 of 58):  Westport, Essex Co., NY, Roll M432_503, p. 55A, enumerated 1 Aug 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
822 843 Joseph Razey 22 M   Farmer   NY
    Catharine 18 F       "
    Andrew 1/12 M       "
X 844 George Slaughter 30 M       "
    Lydia 26 F       "
    Israel  1 M       "
    Samuel Slaughter 36 M       "
    Susan 31 F       "
    John 12 M       "
    Abner 65 M       "
    Polly 45 F       "
There's no obvious connection here, except that Lydia's and Susan's maiden names are not known, so either or both might be Catherine's sister(s).

3a.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  can't find Joseph (or his father, Asahel), and I really looked.

3b.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #6-7 of 51):  Westport P.O., Westport, Essex Co., NY, Roll M653_753, pp. 575-576, PN 40-41, 277/268, enumerated 10 Jul 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Edward Harper 53 M   Farmer 2000 500 Ireland
Nancy     " 52 F         Massachusetts
Elizabeth " 23 F   Dress Maker     New York
Edward D  " 21 F   Farmer     do
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Ruth A Harper 18 F         New York
Andrew Rasey 10 M         do
Walter   "  7 M         do
Edward & Nancy HARPER are the boys' maternal grandparents.

4.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #2 of 19 indexed "Bazy"):  Valley City P.O., Pleasant Valley Twp., Scott Co., IA, Roll M593_419, p. 457B, PN 2, 16/17, enumerated 27 Jun 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Razy Joseph W 41 M W Labourer     NY  
____ Mary 21 F W Keeps House     Ill
____ Ida May 4/12 F W       Iowa Jan

5.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #3 of 17):  Madison Twp., Poweshiek Co., IA, Roll T9_362, p. 445C, PN 3, SD 1, ED 184, enumerated 2/3 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 7 8 9 10 13 21 24 25 26
25 25 Razey Joseph W W M 52       / Farmer   NY NY NY
    _____ Mary A W F 29   Wife   / Keeping house   IL OH NY
    _____ Ida M W F 10   Dau /   at home / IA NY IL
    _____ L G W M  8   Son /   at home / IA NY IL
    _____ Oliver R W M  4   Son /   at home   IA NY IL
    _____ Carl G W M 8/12 Oct Son /   at home   IA NY IL
Listed next to Joseph's brother, Alex RAZEY.

6.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

7.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #23 of 38):  Town of Brooklyn, Bearcreek Twp., Poweshiek Co., IA, Roll T623_456 (Book 2), p. 12A, SN 12, SD 6, ED 5, enumerated 13 Jun 1900, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1900 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1900:  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 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 19 20 22 23 24 25 26 27
272 292 Razey Joseph W Head W M May 1828 72 M 33     NY NY VT ??? ? Y Y Y O F H
    _____ Mary A Wife W F Apr 1850 50 M 33 4 4 IL Can E Can E   - Y Y Y      
    _____ L G Son W M Dec 1871 28 S       IA NY IL Farm Hand 0 Y Y Y      
    _____ Carl G Son W M Oct 1881 18 S       IA NY IL Night? Clerk 0 Y Y Y      

8.  1910 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #22 of 38):  South Jackson Street, Brooklyn Town, Bear Creek Twp., Poweshiek Co., IA, Roll 624_421 (Book 3), p. 11B, SN 11B, SD 6, ED 110, enumerated 26 Apr 1910, official enumeration date 15 Apr 1910 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1910:  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 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 17 18 23 24 26 27 28
* 314 315 Razey Joseph W Head M W 81 M2 43     NY NY VT Eng own income Y Y O F H
    _____ Mary Wife F W 60 M1 43 5 2 IL NY NY Eng None Y Y      
*South Jackson Street

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

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