Levi J Mathis b. 1837-1912 parents Peter & Shehan Mathis I need infor on his parents and sibling's, Please

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Looks like his mother Shehan Shehan-92 was passed away by 1839 and Peter Mathis his father remarried to a Ester Parker b.1810 but can't find her information about her parents it takes me to a Ester Parker b. 1824 to Solomon Parker,  how did I end up with a confusing bunch of family,  please help me fugue these Parkers out ,
WikiTree profile: Levi Mathis
asked in Genealogy Help by Donnie Blackstone G2G6 Pilot (171k points)
Well it appears there is a Peter Mathis Senior and Junior. Shehan is a maiden name to what I can find
Name:    Easter Mathis
Gender:    Female
Race:    White
Age:    90
Birth Date:    1824
Birth Place:    Jackson, North Carolina, United States
Death Date:    13 Jan 1914
Death Place:    Ivy Hill, Haywood, North Carolina, USA
Father:    Peter Mathis
Mother:    Shehan
*North Carolina, Death Certificates, 1909-1976


Please see https://www.wikitree.com/photo.php/6/67/Parker-22628.jpg
Steve on them Peter Mathis Sr and Jr,  I got a Peter, Sr. Mathus married Easter Caroline Parker on 11 Aug. 1839 Haywood County this lady is Solomon Parker ' s daughter these names had me all confused I appreciate your help do you have any other information , the thing about Peter Sr Mathis and a Peter Jr Mathis it would almost make you thank they was three of these Peter Mathis or Mathus,  or Matthews I have seen this name spelled all three ways , Thanks

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Donnie, I'm not seeing anything to indicate what Levi's mother's first name was... Only that her last name at birth was Shehan. So shouldn't she, in fact, be listed as "Unknown" Shehan rather than "Shehan Shehan"?

In the 1820 Census, I find Peter M. Mathis had 1 fwm under 5, 1 fwf under 5 and his spouse (unknown Shehan) in his household. I find a death index for a Easter Mathis who died in 1914 at the age of 90. The index lists Peter Mathis as her Father and "Shehan" as her Mother, and gives her approximate DOB as 1824. She is listed as widowed, but her last name at death is given as Mathis.  I would expect it likely another child, possibly even 2 could have been born between 1820 and 1824, but the likelihood of other survivng children between  Easter ca. 1824 and Levi ca. 1838 appears to be kinda slim since the 1840 Census only shows 1 male under 5(Levi), 1 female under 5(unknown), and a spouse 20-30(Esther b. ca. 1810?) I have not yet found him in the 1830 Census, that could answer alot, but as of now, would have to assume  the female under 5 either did not survive, or could possible have been 4-4 1/2 and married just before the 1850 Census?
1820 - https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHL7-T68
1840 - https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHYZ-G53
Death Index - https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F3WX-699

A lot that doesn't make sense to me though... 1) why is daughter Easter Mathis listed as Parker on your profile? 2) what's the liklihood that Peter named a daughter after his 2nd spouse 15 years before he married her? 3) What makes you think Esther of 1850 is not actually Esther Shehan, Peter's first and only wife?
answered by Phillip Rich G2G6 Mach 4 (41.6k points)
selected by Donnie Blackstone
Phillip Rich should I merge the two life's after cleaning up the name to match

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