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MARTINs and HOOPs mid-1800s

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MARTINs and HOOPs mid-1800s

Posted: 22 Aug 2012 6:49PM GMT
Classification: Query
William Martin (b. 1816 Rockingham County, NC) married to a Catherine (no maiden) had some children in Edgar County, IL (no names, currently). A laborer in their house, George HOOP, had a mess of kids with Roxanna (Roxy Ann, Anna) CRABLE (CRABILL). George and Catherine died around the same time (1872-1873) - either here or in Hamilton Co, IN. Most of the clan (William, Roxy, and the HOOP children) relocated to Hamilton Co, IN, married, and had kids of their own.

Attached is a list of all the children. Six married and had children, though one of them died at 21 the rest lives much longer.

I am wanting more information about these groups in Edgar Co - why did they go there, why are there so many HOOPs and MARTINs (according to the 1850 census), how intermarried are they? Did the first spouses die in an epidemic? There was a big age difference between Roxy and William and they probably married out of a need to have support from each other. William's first set of children were probably grown and out of the house when their mother died, before he remarried.
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DJ_McVey 23 Aug 2012 12:49AM GMT 
elizhgene 23 Aug 2012 1:10AM GMT 
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elizhgene 23 Aug 2012 1:50AM GMT 
DJ_McVey 23 Aug 2012 2:07AM GMT 
elizhgene 23 Aug 2012 7:03PM GMT 
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