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James William Gahn and Esther Jane Fleming in Louisiana

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James William Gahn and Esther Jane Fleming in Louisiana

Posted: 12 Jul 2005 4:35AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 28 Feb 2006 8:21AM GMT
Surnames: Lanier, Fleming, Gahn, Guardia, Andrews, Dunnington, Baham, Johnson
I have the following information about this Fleming/Flemming family. I am having a problem with their daughter's, Isabella, daughter, Sarah Hannah Penelope Andrews.
John Fleming b: abt 1805 in Ireland married Margaret Unknown b: abt. 1806 in Ireland. They had children and probably more than I have listed, all born in Ireland except for Mary Jane Fleming:
1. John Fleming Jr., unknown birthdate
2. Richard Fleming, unknown birthdate
3. William Joseph Fleming, b: abt 1827, d: 1 Nov. 1864
4. Esther Jane Fleming b: Apr. 1834, d: 01 June 1909
5. Isabella Fleming b: Aug. 1839, d: 30 June 1906
6. Mary Jane Fleming b: 16 Dec. 1852 in Louisiana, d: 31 Mar. 1914

Number 3, William Joseph Fleming b: abt. 1827, married on 23 Apr. 1861 to Jane Elizabeth Lanier, b: 10 July 1843, d: 9 Aug. 1918, They had two children. William B. b: 20 June 1862 and Isabella Louisa [Eliza] Fleming b: 26 Jan. 1864
After the death of William Joseph Fleming, Jane married Albert W. Hanford.

Number 4, Esther Jane Fleming b: 1834, married 1st. on 17 Nov. 1850 to James William Gahn Sr. b: 1830, d: 20 August 1856, they had two children: James William Gahn Jr. b: 2 Oct. 1853 and Arthur Eugene Gahn b: 2 Jan. 1856.
Esther Jane married 2nd. William H. Hopkins after 1856.

Number 5, Isabella Fleming [MY PROBLEM STARTS HERE] b: Aug. 1839, married abt. 1866 to Henry C.or H. Andrews b: abt. 1839, d: 15 Dec. 1909. They only had two children: Sarah Hannah Penelope Andrews b: 23 Feb. 1867 and Isabella Andrews b: Mar. 1878.
This is what I have found in the census's on this family.

1870 Census, Louisiana, Orleans Parish, New Orleans Ward 10, 6th. day of June, Lines: 1 - 10, Roll: M593_524, Page: 168, Image: 32, Ancestry.com image #31 of 481.

H. C. Andrews, 30, male, white, Ret. Book Store, personal estate $3000, b: Louisiana
Isabella Andrews, 37, female, white, keeping house, b: Ireland
Sarah H. Andrews, 3, female, white, b: Louisiana
Jms. R. Hutshuison, 35, male, white, school teacher, b: Louisiana
Elyon? Andrews, 20, female, white, at home, b: Louisiana
Jno Andrews, 10, male, white, at school, b: Louisiana
Wm. Joseph Fleming, 5, male, white, b: Louisiana [Nephew]
Theo Huston, 28, male, white, clk to druggist?, b: Massachusetts
Mary Huston, 25, female, at home, b: MA
Lillie Huston, 5, female, white, b: Louisiana

Year: 1880; Census Place: New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana; Roll: T9_464; Family History Film: 1254464; Page: 192A; Enumeration District: ; Image: 0044.
Henry C. Andrews, married, m, w, 40, b: RI, Keeps Variety Store, father b: GA, mother b: RI
Isabella Andrews, wife, married, f, w, 40, b: IRE, parents b: IRE, Keeping House
Penelope Andrews, Dau, single, f, w, 13, b: AL, At School, father b: RI, mother b: IRE
L. Frances Cadman, SisterL, widowed, f, w, 33, b: LA At Home LA LA
Jos. William Fleming, nephew, single, m, w, 14 b: LA At School, father b: IRE, mother b: LA
Saml. N. Andrews, brother, single, m, w, 20, b: LA, at home, father b: GA, mother b: RI [Note: This is Henry C. Andrews brother]

This is Sarah Hannah Penelope and Isabella Andrews information according to the census.

[Note: In this 1910 census Penelope has changed her name to Guardia instead of Andrews and the children are listed as Guardia also. So does this mean that Albert A Andrews is actually Albert A. Guardia and the census taker put down the wrong surname in the 1900 census OR did Albert Andrews die and the children were adopted by a Unknown Guardia?]

1910 Census, Louisiana, Orleans Parish, Precinct 3, 16th. Ward of New Orleans, Series: T624 Roll: 525 Page: 67, 15th. & 16th. day of April, Living on 1524 Burdette Street, Dwelling 29,
family 29
Penelope Guardia? should be Andrews, head, f, w, 40, widowed, 3 children with 3 living, b: LA, father b: RI, mother b: Ireland, teacher, public school
Isabella Andrews, sister, f, w, 28, single, b: LA, father b: RI, mother b: Ire, stenographer, public
Albert Guardia, son, m, w, 17, single, b: LA, parents b: LA, painter, houses
Harry/Henry? Guarida, son, m, w, 14, single, b: LA, parents b: LA
Willie Lee/ William L. Guardia, son, m, w, 12, single, b: LA, parents b: LA

1920 Census, Louisiana, Orleans Parish, 14th. Ward, 8th. Precinct, Series: T625 Roll: 624 Page: 151, 16th. day of January, Living at 1121 Pine Street, Dwelling 308, family 321
Penelope Guardia, head, rents, f, w, 50, widowed, b: LA, father b: RI, mother b: Ireland, school teacher
William L. Guardia, son, m, w, 21, single, b: LA, parents b: LA, bowmen?

Anyone with information on this family please reply to this or send me a e-mail at: care_2@cros.net

Thanks in advance.
Cheryl Myers

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