The 1870 census for Washington County shows "Reemis" and Caroline
Daniels and children, with old Isaac and Nancy Carier [sic] in the
household. Reemis is only 36, so it doesn't look like a good match.
Carrie Daniels is still there in 1880 with the same children, she's
marked in the widow/divorced column.
It wasn't clear what you have on the family after 1860, this next is no
doubt info you already have, but it's good for the archives.
I can't imagine the family got too far away in 1860. Perry County was
formed from Clay, and there's the "Maxline" Baker Cemetery in Clay,
she's buried as Maxline Daniel Baker. There's a Kenis Baker there as
well, born 1880 but after the census, also a John Daniel b. 1854.
Maxline's birthdate in the cemetery record is vexed, it says 1837.
Maxaline and Jefferson Baker are in the 1880 Clay County census and
Maxaline is 31, so I trust the census a bit more on her birth year.
Those records are at
Jefferson and "Melina" Baker are in Owsley county in 1870, right ages
and children to fit the 1880 census. Owsley is close to Perry/Clay.
I agree, I can't make anything come up in 1860 for _any_ of them or
variants that fit _anywhere_, even with possible second marriages.
But I have a weird possibility to propose: in the 1860 Perry census is
an Eliza Baker 38 with Rachel 15, Nancy 13, a female "Max" 11, Polly 10,
John 9, Chrisly 8, Gid 6, Eliza 4/12. I think this is the 1850 family of
Wilson Baker 24, Elisa 24, Rachel 24 [an error?], Nancy 5, and Polly 4,
i.e. there's no child in 1850 to fit the Max of 1860. Could that be
Maxalina and John Daniel [from the cemetery record] in 1860 given with
the Baker name, taken in by a Baker family [whether related to Jefferson
I wouldn't know]? Of course if you know that Ellender was still living
after 1860 and had Maxalina with her at some point, then this is just me
getting caught up in the Baker name, a female Max, the ages of those
middle children being a bit too jammed up in 1860 and so on.
Anyway, good luck and regards from a homework-grading teacher who was
taking a break,
Pam in CA
Dani Haas wrote:
Where was this family living in 1860? I have been unable to find them
the 1860 Census. (It is possible that they were divorced by this time.)
The 1850 U.S. Census for Perry Co., KY lists:
DANIEL, Kenis, 26, M, farmer, KY
Ellender, 19, F, KY
Maxaline, 1, F, KY
There was a Civil War Union soldier named Kenas Farra DANIEL who married
Caroline CARRIER of Washington, Co., KY, 23 Mar 1864. Is this the same
I'll appreciate any help. Thanks.