As of this writing, 22 July. 2009 there is still not allot known about William Ewing. In the 1860 census of Carroll Co., Carrollton Township. is listed as follows... W.H. Ewing 32 tenant, Rebecca J. Ewing 17, and Jacob N. Silvers 17 (?) Laborer are listed as a household immediately followed by Rebecca Silvers 48, David Silvers 10, Mary J. Silvers 8, Cassa Ewing 78, W.H. Silvers 5. All are listed as born in INDIANA except W.H. Silvers who is listed as born in South Carolina. The Juxtaposition of Jacob and Cassa is interesting. The 1850 census lists James M. Silvers (35) as head of the household along with Rebecca 37, James 12, George 9, David 6/12. James was a farmer born in OH and the others were born in INDIANA. James estate was valued at $600. Cassa was listed as head of a household in the INDIANA 1850 index of census records; however she did not appear on the microfilm (of Carrollton Township as stated in the index ). This appears to be a microfilming error. It is plausible that Rebecca Silvers was an older sister or aunt of W.H. and Cassa his mother or grandmother.
Grantor and Grantee Records Carroll County Records: WILLIAM J. AND WILLIAM H. EWING PURCHASE 1 3/4 ACRES OF LAND ALONGSIDE DEER CREEK IN CARROLL COUNTY INDIANA 1856. October 4, 1856 Robert and Eliza Jane Douglas his wife of Carroll Co. convey to William J. Ewing and William H. Ewing of Carroll Co. for the sum of eighty dollars the real estate in Carroll Co. `commencing where the Michigan Rd now crosses the South fork of Deer Creek on the section line dividing section two (2) and three (3) township twenty-four (24) North of range one (1) east thence north along said section line fourteen (14) and twelve (12) feet thence west sixteen (16) rods thence south to the south fork of Deer Creek thence east with the meanderings of the said Deer Creek to the place of beginning in section three (3) township twenty-four (24) north of range one (1) east containing one acre (1) three (3/4) quarters and four rods more or less` WILLIAM H. EWING APPRENTICES HENRY EWING IN JANUARY 1858 William H. Ewing, guardian of Henry H. Ewing of Carroll County binds out his said ward as an apprentice to Emmanuel Clingenpeel of the said county to learn the art and trade of farming. Henry will dwell with serve Emmanuel after the manner of an apprentice from this date until Henry shall arrive at the age of 21 years during all of which time he shall obey his said master and perform his lawful commands. He shall not play at cards, dice or any other unlawful games - he shall not frequent taverns, tippling houses, or gaming houses but shall conduct himself as a faithful apprentice and the said Emmanuel on his part hereby agrees to instruct or cause to be instructed Henry to read and write and the rules of arithmetic as far as the double rule of three if practicable and to teach and instruct the said Henry in the art and trade of farming in the best manner he can and will provide him with good and sufficient meat, drink, clothing, and lodging during the term aforesaid and at the expiration of said term or when the apprentice shall arrive at the age of 21 years is to give him $100 cash and a good horse, saddle and bridle. In testimony .... this day of 1858.
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