Beth, and others on this loop,
Can you tell me how the Lilly families located in Stanly County, just west of Montgomery County, are related to the Lilly families you are discussing in Montgomery Co? I have been trying for several years to find information on Edmund Lilly age 41, who I know his wife to be Rebecca Carter (from a deed that lists heirs of Joshua Carter, Jr.).
Others who are in the 1850 Stanly Co. Census are:
Benjamin Lilly age 71 with wife Sarah 57
John 18 living with William Milton
Bushrod 49 with wife Hannah Moss. Think he is the son of Nathanial and Sarah Crump. There are articles on him from the Stanly Co. Gen. Society Journal.
Edmund Lilly age 41 had no wife living with him in 1850 census, but his wife Rebecca has just died and is listed in the Mortality schedule for Stanly Co. Living with Edmund was Nancy Carter age 42 and her son Lenden. I think that Nancy was the wife of Travis Carter who is also listed in the Mortality Schedule in 1850. Are Edmund and Nancy related? Brother and sister? Could all of these people be related to Benjamin?
I have never been able to connect Edmund to any of the other Lillys anywhere. I have been told that he was the son of Edmund F. Lilly, but I just can't find a connection there.
Will be glad to share what I do have on these families.