Note: opy provided by Linda [Cleaver] Besendorfer. "My grandfather was named Fordeas Farnum, or so he persisted in spelling it. He was a plasterer by trade and a hard working man, much respected though poor. He came to Rochester, NY and died there when in his 60th year. His wife was a MacDonald and their children that I know of, were Bela, Thomas, Wealthy, Maria, Ann and Harriet. The latter, I visited at Rising Sun, Iowa in 1866. She had 3 children with her then grown." (Who wrote this letter?) . Family Bible page of Emma Fleming in possession of Sheryl Eddy of Richland, Washington. BIRTH:DEATH:BIRTHPLACE:MARRIAGE: From tattered family bible page found on attic floor of Bessie [Winchester] Stancliffe DEATHPLACE: Not given - presumed to be Iowa as that is where they were living - Rising Sun Cemetery says: "Walter Ellis had records of all the early settlers buried there, but his house burned and all early records were destroyed." . MARR: Marr Rec of Sangamon County, IL 1821-1840: Sangamon County Gen Soc Date given as June 16 instead of June 14. 16th probably be the day marr was recorded. Newspaper says married on Thur - in 1832 the 14th was Thur Harriet married at age 14 - was said to have married an old man! (abt 28) MARR: "Sangamo Journal" Springfield, Ill 21 June 1832 (On the edge-hard to read) "MARRIED-On Thursday morning last by ..S. Howad, Mr. SAMUEL FLEM- to Miss HARRIET L. FARNHAM, all ..." . 1830 Census: Brighton, Monroe, New York (Eunice Farnum) 1f:40-50, 1f: 20-30, 1f:10-15, 1m:20-30 1840 Census: Lee County Iowa 1f:20-30 1850 Census: Ft. Madison, Lee, Iowa (age 33) Harriet L. 1856 Census: Charleston, Lee, Iowa 1860 Census: Four Mile Twp, Polk, Iowa (age 41) H. F.eming, b. NY, PO-Rising Sun 1870 Census: Four Mile Twp, Polk, Iowa (age 52) Harriett Flemming . Methodist Episcapal Church - Flemings moved to Rising Sun about 1857/58. A.J. Barton was the minister for the church in Rising Sun from 1853 to 1875. He has a deposition in Samuel Fleming's Civil War pension file that says that Samuel's wife was a member of his church. I wonder if church records still exist?
Note: PARENTS: From a partial letter written by an unknown person about 1900. C
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