Looking to document Sarah Bonham was daughter of Elisha Bonham

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Sarah Bonham 1820 - 1902 married David Roberts in 1840 he was born 1826 died 1901.  Since she was married in 1840 her name as a Bonham does NOT appear on ANY census reports - the first time Sarah appears on a Census report is in 1850 and by then she is Sarah Roberts.  I am looking for ANY document that shows Sarah Bonham as daughter of Elisha Landon Bonham and Catharine Dusthimer - even pages from a printed County History book might do.  I have applied for membership with the Mayflower Society and all other generations are approved except Sarah to her parents. Any help will be much appreciated.

Ken Roberts  253 851 0480
WikiTree profile: Sarah Roberts
in Genealogy Help by Ken Roberts G2G Crew (610 points)
Hi Ken,

I think there is a problem with the profile of Sarah Bonham. It shows her father as Elisha born 1772 -1858 and her mother as Catherine Dusthimer 1792 -1855 however this is unlikely to be correct as the parent have a 20 year age difference. The father would have been 48 and the mother 28 at the time of Sarah's birth.   In addition it appears that Caherine Dusthimer was married to Elisha Landon Bonham and there is a marriage record for that connection on 15 Feb 1815, Licking Ohio, USA, Film Number 000384300

There is an entry in the Marion County Ohio 1883 reprint 1973 on page 677 posted as a public story in 2013 which reads:

Harrison Bonham, son of Elisha L. and Catherine (Dusthemer) Bonham, was bron August 18, 1815, in Licking County Ohio.  The parents were of English and French extraction and natives of Maryland and Virginia.  They emigrated to Licking County Ohio, where he subsequently served as a solder in the war of 1812 and helped to build the "blockhouse" at Mansfield, Ohio. He was born August 6th 1774, and died September 25, 1855.  They settled in Bowling Green Township in October, 1838, and lived there until their death.  There Children are Harrison, Amanda M., Oliver P., Jacob, Sarah, Mary, Harvey, Lydia, Huldah, and Hiram, all of whom are living.  Eliza, Elisha, and Andrew are deceased.  Harrison Bonham lived with his parents until 1821, during his minority securing fair education at the commons schools.  At the age of twenty-three, he learned the carpenter's trade, in which occupation, together with farming, he has been engaged.  He was married March 22, 1838 to Mary A Catlin, a daughter of Timothy and Elizabeth (McKnatt) Catlin, of English and Irish extraction and natives of the State of Delaware: both died in Licking County , Ohio.  Mr Bonham is now the owner of 104 acres of well improved land, almost all under cultivation.  He served his township two terms as Trustee, is a member of the " Church of God" and is an honored and respected citizen.  Politically he is a Democrat.

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Actually Elisha Landen Bonham was born 28 Feb 1774.  Catharine Dusthimer was born 6 Aug 1792.  Catharine was his 2nd wife.  I did find the article written in The History of Marion County, Ohio which listed a short bio of Harrison Bonham - brother of Sarah Bonham,  I am submitting this to the Mayflower Society as documentation that Sarah was in fact the daughter of Elisha Landen Bonham and Catharine Dusthemer,  Elisha's first wife was Nancy Norris and they had three sons,  Isaac, John and Peter.  

Harrison was first child of Elisha Landen Bonham and Catharine Dusthimer

Thank you again for your quick response
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