The 1870 census lists him as a farmer. The 1900 census lists him illegibly as a Seitleman, or Salesman, or something like that.
Peggy Shaffer supplied the exact birthdates for Lavina C and Ely Byerley. Ely came from Rowan County, North Carolina. Reference "The Byerly of Carolina Vol. 1 & 2". Ely married first Celia Treas, then Elizabeth Ann Schoolfield, then Eliza Jane Buckner.
Lavina C appears in the 1870 census as a resident of Marshall County, Kentucky, living with parents Elia (Eliza Buckner) and Ely Byerley. Ely Byerley appeared in the 1850 census and Elias Bierly.
Mary Luvina Kyle said she was given her middle name after Luvina Cordelia, who was the child of Ely or Levi Byerly who married Lucindy or Luvina Schoolfield. The name Ely Byerley, the name Schoolfield, the location (Marshall is next to Todd County), and the daughter Lavina C convince me that that these were the Ely Bierly, xxx Schoolfield, and Luvina Cordelia that she was referring to.
Greg Riley provided lots of details on Thomas P. Ogden's family which jive with the censuses. My grandma called him T. E. Ogdon, and they called him the Dutchman, don't know why.
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