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From: "Nancy Lewis" <>
Subject: RE: [APG] Who is "Frona" - Eyes Needed
Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2004 11:47:37 -0400
Foreman, John N.Wells, Nancy16 Jan 1844
NancyBook11Page 405 SURNAME should be FOREMAN
Title: Marriages 1861 to 1900
Record Location: Parke County, Indiana Rockville,
Compiled and Indexed by Genealogical Records
Committee Estabrook Chapter Daughters of the American
Revolution Typed by the Rockville Librarian Mrs.
(Hubert) Eva Cook Sanders D. A. R. Mrs. Waldon A.
McBride 482 South Main Street, Crown Point, Indiana
State Chairman Genealogical Records Committee
Spouse 1: Wallace Foreman
Spouse 2: Mattie Miller
Marriage Date: 09 Jun 1887
Original Source Page: 158
Name: Rev. S. K. Fuson
Name: Wallace Foreman
Age in 1910: 43
Estimated Birth Year: 1866
Home in 1910: RESERVE TWP, PARKE, Indiana
Richard - go to 1910 (genealogy.com - above) and check
Wallace Foreman in Parke Co. IN
Your Frona is shown as Sofronia J - age 25 (married
twice) 3 children with 2 living.
Both Wallace and Sofronia had a previous marriage.
Lived in: Adams Township, Parke County, Indiana
Series: T623 Microfilm: 396 Book: 2 Page:
(with his 1st wife)
Nancy J. Lewis
Copies of Census or WWI draft cards made fast and
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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
double-crossed and I cannot figure it out. It is
indexed in the 1900 census
of Kentucky at Anestry.com as:
First name "Frona J"
Last name: "Pence"
(The citation is: Year: 1900; Census Place: Mount
Kentucky; Roll: T623 550; Page: 12B; Enumeration
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). His
wife was Nancy Guffin, whom he married 9 Mar 1874 in
Ancestry.com has him indexed as "Guies" ánd the ages of
the children in the
image bear little resemblance to the ages given in the
index - some are off
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
except for "Frona," her father and her older brother
"Adicion" on the image but indexed as "Adren" at
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 the
WPA and given on a Heritage Quest CD) there was an "S.
J. Pence" who applied
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 1900
census record, above cited page (and what it might be a
Pence Family History www.pipeline.com/~richardpence/
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