Hi, well the most recent mystery is my great grandfather put his father as unknown on census and i havent found a birth record for him or his mother, or a marriage record of how she got the last name mead. I have no clue what her maiden name was. She listed an uncle on census, bush, but havent found her with that name either. I will be paying for an account soon, hopefully that will help. Ive been collecting grave names in the town my grandfather has listed.
Here is some info, there are many census records.
Stewart E. Mead 1878
Amelia A.? Mead Emmons 1842..his mom.
Sisters, Carrie Mead Eaton 1861 and Cora 1863.
Arbela and Burch Michigan then to Oregon. A servant and various kids, including my grandfather were raised in Carries house. Amelia lived with them as well as the servant turned boarder, Georgina Peters. No clue how Gladys Eaton came about. Thanks!