I have a mystery on my hands about the family of Francis Marion and Harriet Callicott. Francis was son of John Bailey and Ellender (Ellen) McGill. In the book "Callicott Connections" by Col. John Callicotte in 1984, the family of Francis was as follows:
children: Albert Asbury, Abraham Lincoln, Lulu,
Melvin Eugene, Frances Aurora, Sarah Ellen Callicott, Josephine Inez, Mary "May" Eliza, Jose Columbus, Annie, Amy, Daniel Kent, Halo Naomi, Paul Marion.
IN the book, it states that Harriet died Aug 16, 1884 in Carneiro, Kansas then Francis moved to Colorado where he remarried, and later moved to Oregon where he died.
The mystery is that when I searched the 1880 census for Iowa and Kansas for Francis and Harriet, I can not locate them, but In Ness County, Kansas 1880, I find a household with Charles Callicott age 36,as head and wife Mary A. age 36, and children Asbury, Melvin, Sarah, Lulu, Mary, Joseph, Daniel, all the same ages that Francis's children would have been.
I also have found 1880 census record in Fort Collins, Larimar Co, Co. with a William Collicott age 36 and wife Harriet E, age 35 with the same named children. I am beginning to wonder if Francis and Harriet were devorced..
I have tried all kinds of spellings in my research. I find Francis in Fort Collins, Larimar Co, Colorado in 1900,with second wife Alma, and in 1920 in Oregon.
If anyone can clear this up for me I would really appreciate it. I am in process of trying to clean up my research notebook by getting all the census records I can. I know that the 1880 census was not out when John wrote the book, and he relied on info from his correspondents.
Wadene Callicott Bennettwadeneben2@aol.com