I note that on the same day in 1861 NE Mallory and Solomon Mallory purchased property in Green Co. Were these guys brothers? I believe N.E. was Nelson Mallory, who was on the 1851 census in Canada. Solomon Mallory was also from Northumberland Co Ontario, son of Elijah Mallory and Sarah. Solomon and Nelson and cousin Lt Caleb Mallory served together in the Northumberland militia in 1828. I cannot find N.E. Mallory on any US census, but have been able to track down Solomon (who married Mary Digby in 1865 Green Co) until his death in 1893 Cherokee Iowa..(Living with son Franklin Henry Mallory who was born 1873 in Green co.)
Anyone have a clue about N.E. Mallory of Clarno? Nelson Mallory's wife was Adeline Brown and they had a son Smith Elijah Mallory who remained in Canada. Solomon had a son born in Green Co. Elijah C Mallory who with brother Volney Edwin Mallory ended up in British Columbia near the end of their lives.
Also, what happened to Solomon's mother Sarah who was living with his family in Green Co? Most importantly, how does a 55 year-old man get a 22 year-old English-born wife with occupation of "farmer." Where do I apply?