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William B. WALKER
Mary Evaline ROGERSON
Harriet Ann DANT
Mary Ellen LAVELY
Husband:  William B. WALKER
Birth:  1833/4, IN
Death:  1877, presumably in Barr Twp., Daviess Co., IN
Occupation:  farmer, carpenter
Father:  Ignatius WALKER (1809-1870)
Mother:  Mary "Molly" Ann MASTERS (1816->1870)
Marriage-1:  30 Aug 1855, Daviess Co., IN
Wife-1:  Mary Evaline ROGERSON
Birth:  1832, KY
Death apparently:  ca. 1857

I'm following secondary sources in giving our subject this wife, but, in fact, I've found no proof the William WALKER who married her is the same William WALKER who married Harriet Ann DANT and Mary Ellen LAVELY.

Marriage-2:  22 Jun 1858, Daviess Co., IN
Wife-2:  Harriet Ann DANT
Birth:  1838/9, IN
Death (birthing Sarah?):  ca. 1869, presumably in Barr Twp., Daviess Co., IN
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Edward DANT
Mother:  Eliza Jane GRIDER
Marriage-3:  11 Jan 1870, Daviess Co., IN
Wife-3:  Mary Ellen LAVLY / LAVELY
Birth:  Sep 1838, IN
Death:  1910-20, presumably in Barr Twp., Daviess Co., IN
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  William LAVLY, b. 1802/3, KY
Mother:  Mary __?__, b. 1807/8, KY
Children with Mary Evaline ROGERSON:
(apparently none)
Children with Harriet Ann DANT born in Barr Twp., Daviess Co., IN:
1.  Mary Ann WALKER, b. 1858/9
2.  Lydia I. WALKER, b. 1860/1
3.  Henry E. WALKER, b. 1862/3
4.  Benjamin Franklin WALKER, b. 1864/5
5.  Ignatius Ambrose WALKER, b. 1866/7
6.  Sarah WALKER, b. ca. 1869; d. bef. 1870
Child with Mary Ellen LAVELY born in Barr Twp., Daviess Co., IN:
7. Amanda Loretta WALKER, b. Mar 1871
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Indiana

Sources:

1.  Works Progress Administration.  Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941 (online at Ancestry.com):
William D Walker Harriol A Dant 22 Jun 1853 Daviess Co. Book 1, p. 635
William Walker Mary Evaline Rogerson 30 Aug 1855 Daviess Co. Book 3, p. 347
William D Walker Harriet A Dant 22 Jun 1858 Daviess Co. Book 1, p. 635
William B Walker Mary Ellon Lavely 11 Jan 1870 Daviess Co. Book 3, p. 136
These WPA extractions are rife with errors.

2a.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #59 of 62):  Black Oak Ridge P.O., Barr Twp., Daviess Co., IN, Roll 251, p. 797, PN 60, 482/478, enumerated 25 Jun 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤-
William Walker 27 M   farmer & carpenter 100 300 Indiana
Harietan  " 21 F         Indiana
Maryan    "  2 F         Ind
Harietan = Harriet Ann; she's indexed "Narietan."

2b.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Mary Ellen LAVLY (æ 22, b. IN) is living in Barr Twp., Daviess Co., IN (p. 789), with her parents, William LAVLY (æ 57, b. KY) & Mary (æ 52, b. KY), plus siblings.

3.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #61 of 66):  Washington P.O., Barr Twp., Daviess Co., IN, Roll M593_306, p. 168A, PN 61, enumerated 24 Jun 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤-
1870:  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 14 15 19
427 413 Walker William B 36 M W Farmer 3200 1000 Indiana Jany   /
    ______ Mary E 32 F W Keeping house     Indiana Jany    
    ______ Mary A 11 F W       Indiana   /  
    ______ Lydia I  9 F W       Indiana   /  
    ______ Henry E  7 M W       Indiana   /  
428   ______ Benjamine  5 M W       Indiana      
    ______ Ignatius A  3 M W       Indiana      

4a.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #1 of 3):  Cannelburg, Daviess Co., IN, Roll T9_271, p. 464D, PN 24, SD 1, ED 137, enumerated 23 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 11 13 15 21 24 25 26
195 198 Walker Mary E W F 40   \ Keeping hous Billeous Fever   IN KY KY
           Amand L W F  9 Dau       \ IN IN IN

4b.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):

  • Mary WALKER (æ 21, b. IN/IN/IN) is living in Washington Twp., Daviess Co., IN (p. 579A), as a domestic servant with the MURPHY family.
  • Lydia WALKER (æ 19, b. IN/KY/IN) is living in Washington Twp., Daviess Co., IN (p. 547B), as a domestic servant living with KELLENBERGER family.
  • Henry E. WALKER (æ 17, b. IN/IN/IN) is living in Barr Twp., Daviess Co., IN (p. 462D), as a farm laborer with the DONOHUE family.
  • Benjamin F. WALKER (æ 17, b. IN/IN/IN) is living in Veale Twp., Daviess Co., IN (p. 502B), with his aunt & uncle, Willis E. WALLACE (æ 35, b. IN) & Nancy J. (RUNNELS) WALLACE (æ 31, b. IN), and their children.  Is he really their nephew?
  • Ambros WALKER (æ 3, b. IN/IN/IN) is living in Barr Twp., Daviess Co., IN (p. 463B), with his widowed aunt, Jane (DANT) CAMPBELL (æ 21, b. IN), and her son.
5.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

6.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #2 of 37):  Barr Twp. (East half), Daviess Co., IN, Roll T623_365 (Book 1), p. 142B, SN 1, SD 2, ED 1, enumberated 4 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 27 28
14 14 Carrico Lewis Head W M May 1869 31 M 2     IN KY IN Farmer 0 Y Y Y R F 11
    _______ Lorretta Wife W F Mar 1871 29 M 2 2 2 IN IN IN     Y Y Y      
    _______ Ellen L Dau W F Aug 1898  2 S       IN IN IN                
    _______ William R Son W M Jan 1900 4/12 S       IN IN IN                
    Walker Mary E M-in-Law W F Sep 1838 61 Wd   2 2 IN KY KY     Y N Y      
    Grider William A Boarder W M Mar 1880 20 S       IN IN IN Teamster 6 Y Y Y      

7.  1910 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #5 of 29):  Barr Twp., Daviess Co., IN, Roll T624_344, p. 7A, SN 7A, SD 2, ED 1, enumerated 23 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 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
106 107 Carrico Louis Head M W 39 M1 12     IN KY KY Eng Labor Coal Mine W N 0 Y Y   O M F 40
    _______ Mand L Wife F W 37 M1 12 6 6 IN IN IN Eng None         Y Y          
    [Louis & Mand's six children]
    Walker Mary E M-in-Law F W 71 WD       IN KY KY Eng own Income                   Y  
    Dant Beldus Nephew M W 22 S       IN IN IN Eng Labor Coal Mine W N 0 Y Y          
Mand is indexed "Maud."

8.  1920 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Mary not found.

9.  Public Member Trees (online at Ancestry.com).

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

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