Nancy Trosper: Birth: ABT. 1851.
Title: 1880 Iowa, Harison Co., Magnolia Twp., census
Page: page 5, age 59
Title: 1850 Illinois, Vermilion Co. Census
Note: There is no proof that William N. is the son of John Trosper and Sarah Montgomery. However, time frame fits.
1820 Indiana, Clark Co., Silver Twp. census, page 17 (have copy) TROSPER, Nicholas 1 male 10-16 1804-1810 (William b 1806 KY? grandson, nephew ?) 1 male 45 + bef. 1775 (Nicholas b. 1747 ? 1 female 26-45 1775-1794
3 known : Nicholas, 1, 1747 Nicholas Livingston, Sr. b.1781, Nicholas Livingston Jr. b 1843 1820 Indiana, Clark Co., Silver Twp. census, page 4 (same film as above) TROSPER, John 1 male under 10 1810-1820 (WM N. b abt 1820 ?) 1 male 16-26 1794-1804 (John b.1797 in OH ? NC ?) 1 female 16-26 1794-1804 (Sarah Montgomery b. 1801 OH ?)
John & Sarah were married in 1819. Could this be the John who m Julian Allen in 1818 in Bourbon KY? This would mean that Julian died soon after the marriage, poss. in childbirth??
John, b u/k, wife was Julian Allen, md. 1818 in Bourbon, KY, would have been at least 21, b. 1799 or before.
1830 Indiana, Lawrence Co. census page 074 TROSPER, William 1 male under 6 1824-1830 1 male 20-30 1800-1810 1 female 20-30 1800-1810
1830 Indiana, Lawrence Co., census page 074 TROSPER, John 1 male 5-10 1820-1825 William N. ? 1 male 20-30 1800-1810 John 2 females under 5 1825-1830 2 females 5-10 1820-1825 Poss. Mary Jane & Louisa? 1 female 15-20 1810-1815 Doesn't look like there is a wife. Sarah Montgomery ? died before 1830?
1840 census for Vermillion Co., Illinois, page 107 TROSPER Wm. 2 years in the area 1male 5-10 1830-1835 (Thompson Trosper ? b 1832) 1 male 10-15 1840-1845 1 male 30-40 1800-1810 ( William ? b 1806 KY) This is not William N. 1male 60-70 1770-1780 1 female. 5-10 1830-1835 ? No wife.
1850 census of Iroquois Co., IL District #21, page 163, Oct, 1850 TROSPER Wm. N. 30 b IN Grocer married within the year. Marinda w 25 b OH Delphina d 6 b IL Rhoda d 4 b IL Frances d 1 IL Thompson ? 19 IN clerk
William N. and family were also enumerated in June, 1850 in Vermilion Co., IL. Obviously they moved sometime before October.
Thompson Trosper was enumerated with this family at this time. He is either William's younger brother or possibly his nephew, being the son of John enumerated on the 1830 census of Clark Co., IN. The relationship is impossible to make out on the census.
1850 Illinois, Vermilion Co. census TROSPER, Wm. N. 30 b IN Marinda w 25 OH Delphina d 6 b IL Rhoda d 4 b IL Frances d 1 IL Thompson 19 b IN relationship unclear
1860 IL, Woodford Co., Palestine Twp. TROSPER Wm. N. 39 b IN innkeeper Amanda w 34 b OH Delphina d 16 b IL Ursula (?) d 15 b IL Nancy d 9 b IL Martin s 1 b IL
It is likely that Marinda is his second wife and that his first wife is the mother of Delphina and Rhoda.
1880 Iowa, Harrison Co., Magnolia Twp. census page 5, line 1 TROSPER, William 59 b IN wheelwright Jane w 30 b MO Ida d 7 b MO Charles s 4 b MO He lists his father b. in North Carolina; his mother b. in Ohio.
It is possible that this is William N. Trosper; date of birth is right; Jane would be his third wife.
By the 1900 Iowa census he had been deceased for at least three years, as his wife had remarried about 1897. She reported on that census that she was the mother of four children; all living. Charles was living with her at that time.