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Solomon J. Fiscus (abt. 1824)

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Solomon J. Fiscus
Born about in Indiana, USAmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married about [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died [date unknown] [location unknown]
Profile last modified | Created 17 Mar 2016 | Last significant change: 20 Jun 2019
17:17: Julie (Fiscus) Ricketts edited the Biography for Solomon J. Fiscus (abt.1824-). [Thank Julie for this]
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Biography

Research Notes

There is a discrepancy with the birth date on the 1900 Census and that found on his grave marker. His grave marker gives 13 Nov 1825.[1]
From the 1900 US Census: His wife's name is Mary A. (b. May 1840, Indiana). They were married ca. 1870. His father was born in North Carolina, and his mother in Maryland.[2]
Three children are listed in the household:
  1. Ura, b. June 1876
  2. Merritt, b. Feb 1878
  3. Jesse M. (daughter), b. Aug 1885
In Owen County Cousins, Lovell shows a Solomon J. Fiscus who was the son of Jacob and Polly (Moser) Fiscus. Jacob and Polly were both born in North Carolina.
According to Lovell, Solomon married twice: 1) on 15 Oct 1849 to Mary Jane Hubbell, b. 1828, Indiana[3]; 2) on 9 Nov 1873 to Mary A. Hauser.[4] I think that Lovell may have gotten her last name wrong. I think Solomon married Mary A. Duncan. Was she, perhaps, married once before to a Hauser? -- Fiscus-32 17:17, 20 June 2019 (UTC) There are several commonalities with the Solomon in the 1900 Census; however, there are also several glaring discrepancies:
  • Lovell has his date of birth at 13 Nov 1825, Stokes County, North Carolina; 1900 Census says Oct 1824 in Indiana.
  • Lovell says both parents were born in North Carolina; 1900 Census says father in North Carolina and mother in Maryland.
  • Lovell says he married Mary A. Hauser in 1873; the 1900 Census says 1870.
  • Lovell has his children listed as:
With Mary Jane Hubbell:
  1. David, b. ca. 1850 in Indiana, m. 1) Charlotte Duncan, 2) Mary Gerber, 3) Mary J. Smith, 4) Unknown. And his children as:
    1. Calvin
    2. Ura A. (There is a Ura (b. June 1876) listed in the household of Solomon & Mary as a son, not a grandson)[2]
    3. Merit (There is a Merritt (b. Feb 1878) listed in the household of Solomon & Mary as a son, not a grandson)[2]
    4. Matilda.
  2. Nancy Jane, b. ca. 1854, Indiana
  3. Sarah Ellen, b. ca. 1857, Indiana
  4. John, b. ca. 1859, Indiana
With Mary A Hauser:
  1. Arabelle, b. ca. 1874, Indiana (m. Walter Powell)
  2. Dessa May, b. ca. 1876, Indiana (m. Walter Dyer)
Comparing fact to fact, it seems like these are different people; however, there are several names in common between their families. There has to be a connection somewhere.
There is a record for the marriage of Jessie M. Fiscus and Frank Price on 21 Feb 1903. The transcription of the marriage record gives her father's name as "Solomon P." rather than "Solomon J." Her mother's name is given as Mary Duncan. No birth year is given, but her birthplace is given as "Owen."[5]
Another marriage record for Dessie May shows parents of Solomon J. Fiscus and Mary A. Duncan. The groom's name is Walter Dyar. No birth dates are given for the bride and groom, but Dessie May was born in Owen County, Indiana.[6]
A third marriage record showing "Solomon J Fiscus" as the father and "Duncan" as the mother shows Arabelle Fiscus marrying Walter A. Powell in 1889. Again, no birth dates are given.[7]
I have come to the conclusion that Lovell may have mixed up some families. The marriage record for Jessie M. gives Solomon and Mary as the parents, and then the other two marriage records for Dessie May and Arabelle show the same parents. So, I've added Dessie May and Arabelle as daughters here. More information needs to be tracked down to figure out who Solomon's parents were. -- Fiscus-32 16:09, 17 March 2016 (EDT)


Sources

  1. Solomon J. Fiscus, Find-a-Grave memorial #34646346; entered by CharlieBall on 9 Mar 2009 : accessed by J. Ricketts on 17 Mar 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M9MK-VYZ : accessed 17 March 2016), Solomon J Fiscus, Jefferson Township (east half), Owen, Indiana, United States; citing sheet 9B, family 190, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,240,396.
  3. "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XXFF-XYV : 10 December 2017), Solomon Fiscus and Mary Jane Hubbell, 18 Oct 1849; citing Owen, Indiana, United States, Marriage Registration, Indiana Commission on Public Records, Indianapolis; FHL microfilm 004170555.
  4. Lovell; entry for Jacob Fiscus, p. 534; entry for Solomon Fiscus, p. 556
  5. "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XXJK-CXN : accessed 17 March 2016), Frank A Price and Jessie M Fiscus, 21 Feb 1903; citing Owen, Indiana, United States, various county clerk offices, Indiana; FHL microfilm 1,312,989.
  6. "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XXJK-9BB : accessed 17 March 2016), Solomon J Fiscus in entry for Walter Dyar and Dessie May Fiscus, 31 Jan 1897; citing Owen, Indiana, United States, various county clerk offices, Indiana; FHL microfilm 1,312,989.
  7. "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XXJM-V7S : accessed 17 March 2016), Soloman J Fiscus in entry for Walter A Powell and Arabelle Fiscus, 1889; citing Owen, Indiana, United States, various county clerk offices, Indiana; FHL microfilm 1,312,989.

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