I am definitely interested if you have a Jeptha, b 1806, in your information, he was my gg grandfather and married Phebe Webster, 1829 in Fayette Co., KY., and moved into Crawford Co., IN, after my g grandmother, Sarah, was born in 1839. I have wondered if he might have had another name that was used instead of Jeptha, yet that was the name used for his marriage and after he came to Indiana. In the 1870 Census, he had remarried following the death of Phebe, and there was a John Beasley, age 40, living in that household; on earlier census records that name was not listed, I have wondered if that may have been a younger brother. Children listed as follows:
Rose, b Dec 8, 1836, KY.
Sarah, b. 1839, KY.,
Elizabeth Jane, b. Oct 7, 1841, IN
Martha, b. abt 1843, IN
William, b. abt 1845, IN
George, b. abt 1847, IN
My information is very sketchy at best, little was know of this family, it was from Sarah's death certificate that I found the names of Jeptha and Phebe Webster, and it didn't give the date of her birth. My grandmother died when I was very young but she had told me that some of her ancestors were captured by Indians, they managed to escape and were later married. I have read many books about Indian Captives hoping to find a name or clue to that family without any leads yet, it may be in the Ross line.
Thanks for your reply. Wilma Cullison