US Ancestry website lookup needed on an undocumented difficult mother by two partners [closed]

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The best case for the father of her first [Porter] child has been made. (Comments are welcome!) 

Mostly by word of mouth, I had learned that her second child was almost certainly by a different father, of the surname Tew.

This indexed matched record has come up on Ancestry for the profile that I have for Lucy Fann which had an attached profile with only the surname Tew (I have since fleshed it out more, but it may be a blind alley, as no additional index matches have emerged). If someone with Ancestry access can get the details on the birth year of the partner, it may be ruled in or out as a possible match:

Andrew J Tew, who was living in [Township?] Clinton, Sampson County in 1860 Ancestry Record 7667 #41479064

She has a nephew who was named Andrew Tew - it cannot be him, as he was born after Lucy's second child was born (and that would be prohibitively close, anyway). It is entirely possible another line of Tews were also living in the region, but I haven't had any luck searching FamilySearch.

WikiTree profile: Lucy Fann
closed with the note: the lookup was completed
in Genealogy Help by Porter Fann G2G6 Mach 5 (56.6k points)
closed by Porter Fann
The image of the death certificate for Alpheus Sam

At father's name only the initials D.K.

At father's place of birth only the initials D.K.
On death certificate for Adolphus, at father's name DON'T KNOW

So D.K. on Alpheus is DON'T KNOW

That's too weird: I have the death certificate, from FamilySearch.

The link is supposed to be indexed to:

1860 United States Federal Census

Census & Voter Lists

Andrew J Tew
Birth year
Residence year city, Clinton, Sampson, North Carolina

I see an Andrew J Tew living down the road in the household of Daniel and Isabella Tew born 1859 or 1860.  There is also a Porter living pretty much next door to Lucy on the same census in 1860.
Thanks for that. I'd like to locate that census record to see if it indicates his estimated birth year, unless you have that at hand. Were you able to see the census record from the above "source info" post?

Census was taken in June 1860 says he was 8 months Old.

Daniel Tew   45

Isabel Tew  38

William C Tew   5
Willis B Tew 4
Branson Tew 2
Andrew J Tew 8/12

There is also an 1870 census says Ander J Lew 9 with Isabella and and an 1880 census with Isabella says Andrew J Tew 20 all at Honeycutts, Sampson, North Carolina, USA

That's a huge help, and it clearly shows that the Andrew in question is Lucy's nephew by her sister Isabelle (Fann) Tew.

1860 - Honeycutts Township - living in the household of ''two brothers'' along with her two children (consistent with having had her children as an unmarried partner)

1870 - ? no matched result, as of yet (was that the census year when records were lost to fire?) - the next census shows her living with her oldest son in the same vicinity

1880 - Honeycutts, Sampson - living with son "Alphus Fann"

I found the 1870 census at FamilySearch for the area. Either a transcription error occurred (which are many/to be expected, as the cursive for the census taker leaves much to be desired), Lucy had moved away, or was using a surname other than Fann.

I'll search using some other parameters, but so far, of the 11 Fanns, only one is possibly related.

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