Samuel and Sarah Elizabeth Probasco were married March 27, 1843 in Brown Co., Illinois and later traveled out to California with the Probasco family.
This Elvin in the census is not really Elvin. It is acutally a female. Her name is Elvina D. DeMoss and she is their child. When Sarah died, Samuel returned to Brown County, Illinois were he married Lucinda Flynn Nov. 8, 1866. His daughter Elvina came with him to Illinois and I have traced her life. She is actually listed with Samuel in the 1870 census as Melvina and then in the 1880 census, but she is listed in Samuel and Lucinda's child, Edward's household as a half sister and her name is finally listed as Elvina.
Source: 1870 Ralls County, Saverton Township, Missouri Census Record
*Listed under Danoss on Ancestry.com
60 55 DeMoss, Samuel 53 M W IndianaFarmer 100
Lucinda 23 F W IllinoisKeepHouse
Edmond 2 M W Illinois
Melvina 10 F W California
Source: 1880 Ralls County, Saverton, Township, Missouri Census Record
Listed under Lucuda Sheperd on Ancestry.com
306 309 Sheperd, Lucinda mother w f 30keephouseIll NC NC
Demorst, Edward son m w 13no occupationIllIll
John R. son m w 7 Ill Ill Ill
Samuel son m w 3 Mo Ill Ill
Elvina half sisterf w 21no occupationCal Ill Ill
The Lucinda Sheperd listed above them is actually Lucinda Flynn Demoss who remarried a Sheperd after Samuel passed away.
Not sure of Samuel's death date, but think it is between 1877-1879. I have not been able to locate a death date or a cemetery for him, but would really like to find what happened to Samuel and Luinda.
Elvina D. DeMoss Jones Mosley died Sept. 8, 1939 in Center, Center Twp., Ralls Co., Missouri and is buried at Barkley Cemetery in New London, Ralls Co., Missouri.
If you would like more detailed info about Elvina please let me know. Are you searching for Samuel also or are you involved in another line?
If you have anything else on Samuel or his other children, please let me know.