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From: "Barbara O'Nan" <>
Subject: Re: [APG] Who is "Frona" - Eyes Needed
Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2004 10:37:47 -0400
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On the Heritage Quest (1900 U.S. Census)
KENTUCKY , ROCKCASTLE, MT VERNON PCT
Series: T623 Roll: 550 Page: 63, enumerated 13 June 1900:
Pence, Squire, Head, b. Oct 1859, age 40, farmer
Nancy N., wife, b. May 1855, age 45
Adison[?], son, b. Jun 1878, age 21
William M., son, b. May 1880, age 20
James M., son, b. Aug 1882, age 17
Frony J., daughter, b. July 1885, age 14
Henry [T?], son, b. July 1892, age 7
Let me know if you want a copy of the page.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard A. Pence" <>
Sent: Thursday, September 30, 2004 8:10 AM
Subject: [APG] Who is "Frona" - Eyes Needed
> I need some suggestions from the trained eyes here.
> I have looked at a name on a census image until my eyes have become
> double-crossed and I cannot figure it out. It is indexed in the 1900
> of Kentucky at Anestry.com as:
> First name "Frona J"
> Last name: "Pence"
> (The citation is: Year: 1900; Census Place: Mount Vernon, Rockcastle,
> Kentucky; Roll: T623 550; Page: 12B; Enumeration District: 64.)
> The name appears on line 58 of the resullting image.
> The image at Genealogy.com is easier to read if you want to look at that.
> The HOH of this family can't be found (at leasst not yet!) in the index at
> Genealogy.com, but you can get there this way . . .
> Genalogy.com > 1900 census > Kentucky > Rockcastle Coounty > Mount Vernon
> page 63a > line 58.
> The URL is (you may have to cut and paste):
> This family is so badly indexed at Ancestry.com that it was difficult to
> figure out which Pence family it actually was. The name of the head of
> household is Squire Pence (the first name is sometimes spelled Squier).
> wife was Nancy Guffin, whom he married 9 Mar 1874 in Pulaski County,
> Ancestry.com has him indexed as "Guies" ánd the ages of the children in
> image bear little resemblance to the ages given in the index - some are
> by 5 years, even though both month/year of birth and age are given and are
> relatively legible. Most of the names of the children are recognizable,
> except for "Frona," her father and her older brother Addison (spelled
> "Adicion" on the image but indexed as "Adren" at Ancestry.com).
> To get to the point: I am trying to figure out what the actual name of the
> child indexed as "Frona J" might be.
> The month and year of birth on the image is Jul 1885 and, for what it's
> worth, in the marriage records of Parke County, Indiana (as extracted by
> WPA and given on a Heritage Quest CD) there was an "S. J. Pence" who
> for a marriage license (date not given) and she gave her birth date and
> place as 3 Jul 1883 in Kentucky. She listed her father as Squire Pence and
> her mother as Nancy Guffin. Apparently "S. J." is the same child as "Frona
> J" and she was fudging her age in order to be able to marry without the
> consent of her parents.
> I haven't seen the original of the Indiana record but, knowing that the
> letters S and L are often confused, I am thinking that the Parke County
> record should be "L. J." and the first letter for "Frona" in the census
> record is actually an L. (I don't think "S. J." is Sarah Jane, for the
> oldest child in this family (per the 1880 census) was Sarah E. Pence.)
> So ... I would appreciate any guesses as to what name is entered on the
> census record, above cited page (and what it might be a nickname for].
> Richard Pence
> Pence Family History www.pipeline.com/~richardpence/
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