Help confirming information about my great-grandfather?

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Can anyone help me confirm my purported great-grandfather's information? My grandfather was John Williams, and his parents, according to the 1920 Census, were Jessie and Ollie M Williams (which matches what I know) and his siblings as Archa, George, and Fred. Other census records for his father, Jessie, confirm these.

All of the information I can find on my great-grandfather, Jessie Williams, seems to indicate that he was born to one man (Francis J Fishman) and took the name of another (Edwin Williams), however there's a THIRD man that I can't seem to explain at all, and I don't know which of the records is correct now.

In a different 1910 census (not the one I linked to), there's a Josie Williams who is shown as the son of a William Williams and his wife as Ollia May Williams. However, he's known to have lived in Guthrie Oklahoma and that's where he married my great-grandmother... And this census is in Guthrie Oklahoma.

I can't seem to find this record on FamilySearch, but I'll upload a screenshot of it from Ancestry to the profile below.
WikiTree profile: Jesse Williams
asked in Genealogy Help by Janettee McCrary G2G6 Mach 1 (10.3k points)
Just checked the 1910 Census of Jessie Williams with Wife and Father William Williams, birthplace for Jessie says unknown? but his Dad is there? His Father William Williams all say Unknown too
Thank you. I did see your other messages on that profile. I am not sure right now what to think. I didn't see any matches on that side that connect to Jesse, so I'm really not sure what to think. I do have matches on Ollie's side though, so her identity is confirmed for sure.

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Well, I don't think Jesse Fishman, aka Jesse Willimas born in Kansas and living with his mother and stepfather in 1910 is your great-grandfather.

The second 1910 census showing him in Guthrie with your great-grandmother is clearly the correct record for him.

On the marriage record, his age is listed as 27. That means he was born about 1880 and would have been 30 in 1910, not 20 as Jesse (Fishman) Williams is.
answered by Deb Durham G2G6 Pilot (526k points)

Jessie Williams

United States Census, 1920

Name: Jessie Williams
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1920
Event Place: Guthrie Ward 1, Logan, Oklahoma, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 30
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Race: White
Can Read: Yes
Can Write: Yes
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Own or Rent: Own
Birth Year (Estimated): 1890
Birthplace: Kansas
Father's Birthplace: United States
Mother's Birthplace: United States
Sheet Letter: A
Sheet Number: 4

Household

Role

Sex

Age

Birthplace

Jessie Williams

Head

Male

30

Kansas

Ollie M Williams

Wife

Female

35

Kansas

Archa Williams

Son

Male

11

Oklahoma

George Williams

Son

Male

9

Oklahoma

John Williams

Son

Male

6

Oklahoma

Fred Williams

Son

Male

0

Oklahoma

Image of Jessie Williams, United States Census, 1920

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Citation

"United States Census, 1920," database with images, <i>FamilySearch</i> (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MJ9M-NQL : accessed 8 November 2018), Jessie Williams, Guthrie Ward 1, Logan, Oklahoma, United States; citing ED 50, sheet 4A, line 32, family 73, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 1470; FHL microfilm 1,821,470.

Jess Williams

United States Census, 1930

Name: Jess Williams
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1930
Event Place: Skeleton, Kingfisher, Oklahoma, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 60
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Race: White
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Birth Year (Estimated): 1870
Birthplace: Missouri
Father's Birthplace: Michigan
Mother's Birthplace: Michigan
Sheet Letter: A
Sheet Number: 5

Household

Role

Sex

Age

Birthplace

Jess Williams

Head

Male

60

Missouri

Ollie Williams

Wife

Female

45

Kansas

Archer Williams

Son

Male

21

Oklahoma

George Williams

Son

Male

18

Oklahoma

John Williams

Son

Male

15

Oklahoma

Image of Jess Williams, United States Census, 1930

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Citation

"United States Census, 1930," database with images, <i>FamilySearch</i> (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XC71-Y9Q : accessed 8 November 2018), Jess Williams, Skeleton, Kingfisher, Oklahoma, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 27, sheet 5A, line 4, family 81, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 1909; FHL microfilm 2,341,643.

Thank you for all of this information. I'll look all of this over. I guess it's possible I have the wrong Jesse. However I'm certain at least one of them DID have a name change - it's just the question of was it someone that I am related to, or not? Maybe it'll help someone else, at least.

Okay, Janette, 

I have found additional info that proves definitively that the son of Eleanor M Hand is not the man who married Ollie M Vesper.

Jesse Eugene Carter was born to Eleanor Hand and Thomas Newton Carter. In his adult life, he went by his birth name rather than either Fishman or Williams (the names of his two stepfathers). He may have been born in Wisconsin (where his parents married and his mother later married Fishman), but he lived and died in Illinois and later records give Illinois as his birthplace. Earlier records indicate Kansas.  Attaching docs.

Elenor May Hand

mentioned in the record of Thos. Newton Carter and Elenor May Hand

Name Thos. Newton Carter
Spouse's Name Elenor May Hand
Event Date 10 Mar 1888
Event Place Walworth, Wisconsin, United States
Father's Name Thos Carter
Mother's Name Alice Carter
Spouse's Father's Name Lacon Jesse Hand
Spouse's Mother's Name Hand

Citing this Record

"Wisconsin Marriages, 1836-1930," database, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XRTC-R57 : 11 February 2018), Thos. Newton Carter and Elenor May Hand, 10 Mar 1888; citing reference ; FHL microfilm 1,275,587.

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Wisconsin Marriages, 1836-1930

Eleanor M. Carter

Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911
Name: Frank J. Fishman
Event Type: Marriage
Event Date: 03 Jun 1890
Event Place: , Walworth, Wisconsin, United States
Gender: Male
Father's Name: Henry Fishman
Mother's Name: Elizabeth Kruskin
Spouse's Name: Eleanor M. Carter
Spouse's Gender: Female
Spouse's Father's Name: L. J. Hand
Spouse's Mother's Name: Short

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"Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911," database, <i>FamilySearch</i> (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XRFP-NNF : 16 March 2018), Frank J. Fishman and Eleanor M. Carter, 03 Jun 1890; citing , Walworth, Wisconsin, United States, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison; FHL microfilm 1,275,588.

Jesse Eugene Carter

mentioned in the record of Jesse Eugene Carter and Wilda Minnie Puls

Name Jesse Eugene Carter
Titles and Terms Mr
Event Type Marriage
Event Date 19 Apr 1913
Event Place Winnebago, Illinois, United States
Gender Male
Age 22
Birth Year (Estimated) 1891
Father's Name Thomas Newtin Carter
Mother's Name Elenor Hand
Spouse's Name Wilda Minnie Puls
Spouse's Titles and Terms Miss
Spouse's Gender Female
Spouse's Age 20
Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated) 1893
Spouse's Father's Name Abram
Spouse's Mother's Name Louisa Keneker
Page 248

Citing this Record

"Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940," database, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK9L-G99C : 17 October 2017), Jesse Eugene Carter and Wilda Minnie Puls, 19 Apr 1913; citing Winnebago, Illinois, United States, county offices, Illinois; FHL microfilm 1,914,057.

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Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940

Jesse E Carter

Wisconsin State Census, 1905

Name Jesse E Carter
Residence Place Walworth village, Walworth, Wisconsin
Age 15y
Birth Year (Estimated) Abt 1890
Birthplace Kansas
Relationship to Head of Household (Original Language) Grandson
Race White
Gender Male
Marital Status Single
Parent 1 Birthplace Wisconsin
Parent 2 Birthplace Illinois

Household

Role

Sex

Age

Birthplace

Lacon J Hand Head M 61y Wisconsin
Martha B Hand Daughter F 23y Wisconsin
Willis L Hand Sister M 25y Wisconsin
Jesse E Carter Grandson M 15y Kansas
Isabel Hand Granddaughter F 10y Illinois

Citing this Record

"Wisconsin State Census, 1905," database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MMQ6-6M1 : 10 March 2018), Jesse E Carter in household of Lacon J Hand, Walworth village, Walworth, Wisconsin; citing p. 557, line 40, State Historical Society, Madison; FHL microfilm 1,020,987.

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Wisconsin State Census, 1905

Jesse E Carter

United States World War I Draft Registration Cards

Name Jesse E Carter
Event Type Draft Registration
Event Date 1917-1918
Event Place Boone County, Illinois, United States
Gender Male
Nationality United States
Birth Date 02 Dec 1890
Birthplace Oberlin, Kansas, United States

Citing this Record

"United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K68D-3QR : 13 March 2018), Jesse E Carter, 1917-1918; citing Boone County, Illinois, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,452,432.

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United States World 

Jessie Carter

United States Census, 1920

Name Jessie Carter
Event Type Census
Event Date 1920
Event Place Belvidere Ward 5, Boone, Illinois, United States
Gender Male
Age 29
Marital Status Married
Race White
Race White
Can Read Yes
Can Write Yes
Relationship to Head of Household Head
Relationship to Head of Household Head
Own or Rent Rent
Birth Year (Estimated) 1891
Birthplace Kansas
Father's Birthplace Illinois
Mother's Birthplace Wisconsin
Sheet Letter B
Sheet Number 8

Household

Role

Sex

Age

Birthplace

Jessie Carter Head M 29 Kansas
Wilda Carter Wife F 27 Illinois
Maxine Carter Daughter F 4 Illinois

Citing this Record

"United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MJS9-SVN : accessed 9 November 2018), Jessie Carter, Belvidere Ward 5, Boone, Illinois, United States; citing ED 8, sheet 8B, line 95, family 224, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 299; FHL microfilm 1,820,299.

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United States Census, 1920

I believe his date of birth was 2 Dec 1889 as indicated on his SS death record.

Jesse Eugene Carter

Illinois, Cook County Deaths

Name Jesse Eugene Carter
Event Type Death
Event Date 27 Jan 1975
Event Place Chicago Heights, Cook, Illinois, United States
Address 83 East 13th Streety
Gender Male
Age 86
Marital Status Single
Race White
Occupation Butcher
Birth Date 21 Dec 1888
Birthplace , , Illinois
Funeral Home Hub Funeral Chapel
Burial Date 30 Jan 1975
Burial Place Dolton, , Illinois
Cemetery Oakland Memory Lane
Father's Name Thomas Newton Carter
Mother's Name Eleanor Hand
Informant's Name Ethel I Tenpie
Entry Number 71

Citing this Record

"Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994," database, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2MN-XXJJ : 18 March 2018), Jesse Eugene Carter, 27 Jan 1975; citing Chicago Heights, Cook, Illinois, United States, source reference , record number , Cook County Courthouse, Chicago; FHL microfilm .

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