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Moses Elston and Thankful Howard

HUSBAND:
[F220]. Moses ELSTON. [PC H8].
Born about 1780-1781 in Wantage, Sussex County, New Jersey; probably the son of Spencer ELSTON [F440].

He married Thankful HOWARD about 1799-1800, probably in New York.

He is in the 1810 United States Federal Census in Painted Post, Steuben County, New York.
about Moses Elston Name: Moses Elston
Township: Painted Post
County: Steuben
State: New York
Free White Males Under 10: 3 [so from 1800 to 1810. This would be Spencer, Jesse and William.]
Free White Males 26 to 44: 1 [so from 1766 to 1784. This would be Moses.]
Free White Females 26 to 44: 1 [so from 1766 to 1784. This would be Thankful.]
Number of Household Members Under 16: 3
Number of Household Members Over 25: 2
Number of Household Members: 5

Painted Post is a village in Steuben County, New York, United States. The name comes from a painted and carved post found by explorers at the junction of three local rivers. Steuben county is adjacent to Tioga county.

He is in the 1820 United States Federal Census in Cayuta, Tioga County, New York, taken on 7 august 1820.
Name: Moses Elston
Township: Cayuta
County: Tioga
State: New York
Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
Free White Males - Under 10: 2 [so from 1810 to 1820. This would be Everett and another son unaccounted for.]
Free White Males - 10 thru 15: 3 [so from 1805 to 1810. This would be Spencer, Jesse and William.]
Free White Males - 26 thru 44: 1 [so from 1776 to 1794. This would be Moses.]
Free White Females - Under 10: 1 [so from 1810 to 1820. This could be Abigail or Thankful, but if they are twins, why are not both listed?]
Free White Females - 26 thru 44: 1 [so from 1776 to 1794. This would be Thankful.]
Free White Persons - Under 16: 6
Free White Persons - Over 25: 2
Total Free White Persons: 8
Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 8

Cayuta is a town in Schuyler County, New York. The town was created from part of the Town of Spencer (Tioga County) in 1824, before the formation of Schuyler County.

He is in the 1830 United States Federal Census in Athens, Bradford, Pennsylvania.
about Moses Ellston Name: Moses Ellston [Moses Elston]
Home in 1830: Athens, Bradford, Pennsylvania
Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 2
Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19: 1
Free White Persons - Under 20: 6
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 1
Total Free White Persons: 7
Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 7

This puts the birth of this Moses ten years too late to be our ancestor Moses, plus no one of the age of Thankful is listed.

He is in the 1840 United States Federal Census in Stark County, Illinois.
about Moses Elston Name: Moses Elston
County: Stark
State: Illinois
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 1 [so from 1826 to 1830. Probably George.]
Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 2 [so from 1821 to 1825. Probably Cornelius.]
Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1 [so from 1811 to 1820. Probably Everett.]
Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39: 1 [so from 1801 to 1810. Probably son Jesse or William]
Free White Persons - Males - 50 thru 59: 1 [so from 1781 to 1790. This would be Moses.]
Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 1 [so from 1831 to 1835. Possibly a granddaughter.]
Free White Persons - Females - 50 thru 59: 1 [so from 1781 to 1790. This would be Thankful.]
Total - All Persons (Free White, Free Colored, Slaves): 8
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 4
Schools - No. of Scholars (Pri/Comm): 1
Free White Persons - Under 20: 4
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 8
Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 8

He is in the 1850 Agicultural Census, Production of Livestock, in Stark County, Illinois.
Acres Improved Land: 65
Acres Unimporved Land: 15
Cash Value: 600
Value of Farming Implements and Machinery: 60
Horses: 5
Milch Cows: 3
Other Cattle: 2
Swine: 19
Wheat: 280
Rye: 200
Oates: 100
Irish Potatoes, bushels: 20
Buckwheat, bushels: 50
Butter, lbs.: 150
Hay, tons: 5
Value of Animals: 50

He and Thankful are in the 1850 United States Federal Population Census in Stark County, Illinois.
about Moses Elston Name: Moses Elston
Age: 69
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1781
Birth Place: New Jersey
Gender: Male
Home in 1850 (City,County,State): Stark, Illinois
Family Number: 519
Household Members: Name Age
Moses Elston 69
Thankful Elston 69

He died (before 1860-S6)(1855) in Osceola, Stark County, Illinois.

WIFE:
[F221]. Thankful HOWARD. [PC H8].
She was born (about 1780-S6)(in 1780)(about 1781-S7) in New London, New London, Connecticut.

She is in Osceola, Stark County, Illinois in the 1860 Census, in the household of son Jesse:
Name: Thankful Elston
Age in 1860: 80
Birth Year: abt 1780
Birthplace: Connecticut
Home in 1860: Osceola, Stark, Illinois
Gender: Female
Post Office: Bradford
Household Members: Name, Age
Jesse Elston 54
Hannah Elston 49
Spencee Elston 17
Ann Elston 16
Elizabeth Elston 13
Jessee Elston 9
Martha T Elston 5
Thankful Elston 80

She is in Osceola, Stark County, Illinois in the 1870 Census, in the household of son Jesse:
Name: Thankful Elston
Age in 1870: 90
Birth Year: abt 1780
Birthplace: Connecticut
Home in 1870: Osceola, Stark, Illinois
Race: White
Gender: Female
Post Office: Bradford
Household Members: Name, Age
Jesse Elston 65
Hannah Elston 58
Elizabeth Elston 21
Jesse Elston 19
Franklin Elston 14
Thankful Elston 90

She died after 1870 in Osceola Township, Stark County, Illinois.

CHILDREN Moses Elston and Thankful Howard:
  1. Spencer S. ELSTON. Born in 1800, probably in New York. He married Polly M. Sturm on 7 April 1861 in Stark County, Illinois. They were married by Peter Sturm, M. G. (S5). Spencer enlisted in Company B, Illinois 112th Infantry Regiment on 20 September 1862. He died 12 December 1862 in Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky.
  2. Jesse ELSTON. Born in 1806 in New York. He married Hannah Decker. He is found in 1860 in Osceola Twp., Stark Co., Ill, with wife Hannah, (age 49 b. in Pa.). At the 1850 census the data is similar, Hannahís age being given, however, as 37. He was a farmer. He was still living there in 1870. Mrs. Nellie C. Reimers has written that Jesse, Spencer his brother, and Abigail his sister, set out in 1836 from Bradford Co., Pa. for Henry Co., Ill., but Jesse and Spencer stayed in Cincinnati. It appears, therefore, that Jesse stayed somewhere near there partly through the 1840ís before moving to Stark Co., Ill. He obtained land from his parents in 1855 and bought other land in 1874 and sold land several different times. He died 7 March 1891 in Stark County, Illinois.
  3. [F110]. William Everet ELSTON. [PC H8]. Born on 31 March 1809 in New York. He married (1) Permelia about 1830, probably in Bradford County, Pennsylvania. He married (2) Elizabeth (Eliza-S5) SWEET on (2-S1)(3-S1,S2,S5) MAY 1840 in Stark County, Illinois. They were married by by Samuel Camp, J. P. (S5). William died on 3 June 1877 in Magalia, Butte, California; and was buried in the Clear Creek Cemetery in Pentz, Butte County, California.
  4. Abigail A. ELSTON. Born 22 June 1814 at Cayuta, Tioga, New York. She married Richard MASCALL (S3) on 14 June 1832 in Bradford County, Pennsylvannia. She died on 8 April 1873 Cambridge, Henry, Illinois; and was buried in the Mascall Private Family Cemetery.
  5. Everett Matthias ELSTON. Born 1817 in New York. He married Mary HOWARD on 5 July 1840 in Stark County, Illinois. They were married by by Samuel Camp, J. P. (S5). He died in 1847 in Stark County, Illinois.
  6. Cornelius ELSTON. [Could he be Luther Cornelius Elston?]. Born 4 July 1822 in Cayuta, Tioga County, New York. He married (1) Eliza Terry on 12 January 1845 in Henry, Illinois. He is in the 1860 Census at Annawan, Henry, Illinois. He is in the 1870 Census in Drywood, Bourbon County, Kansas. He died 1 October 1890 at Fort Scott, Marmaton, Bourbon, Kansas.
  7. George Washington ELSTON. Born in 1826-1828 in Athens, Bradford County, Pennslyvannia. He married Mary Ann IMES on 5 November 1848 in Stark County, Illinois. They were married by Joshua Gilfinan, J.P. (S5). He died in 1905 in Davis City, Decatur County, Iowa.
  8. Another possible child could be Hannah. Morris Kirkpatrick married Hannah A. Elston on 24 March 1861 in Stark county, Illinois, by Peter Sturm, M. G. (S5).
  9. Another possible child could be Elisha. Elisha Elston married Maria Rickey on 14 February 1861 in Stark County, Illinois, by W. J. Smith, M. G. (S5).
  10. Thankful Elston. She married G.W. Longmire on 21 May 1854 in Stark County, Illinois, by Jacob E, Jones, J. P. (S6).


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