I'm trying to narrow down the search for a relative. His name is William Scranton.
The problem is there are cousins with the same name and birth time period in many states.
I know he moves to Cole Co., MO by 1850 as I have the Census.
But by 1860 he is not with his wife Emily Scranton in Cole Co., MO 1860 Census
(not sure if he enlists or dies) unfortunately you can't tell if she is a widower.
I have followed her but just can't get any details on him.
I was hoping to find out more about HIM by finding his career. I think I found him as a Wagon maker at some point. I really can't find the City Directories available and was hoping someone might have a better source to look them up!
I have never found a middle Initial with him and his birth place has been three different places (NY, CT, KY) I think NY is most likely.
Anyway any help with William Scranton would be grateful! His father was also William and his wife was Emily. They had lived in Dearborn, IN.