Benjamin F. HARDIN, b. 18 Apr 1851, son/o J. S. HARDIN, died 23 Oct 1881. Benjamin's wife, Elizabeth, d. 3 Oct 1881, son, Charles (aged 1 year), d. 9 Oct 1881, daughter, Dollie (aged 3 years), d. 1 Nov 1881 and younger brother, Isaac, d. 3 Nov 1881. Does anyone know what catastrophe struck this family? They are all buried in the Waterford Cemetery in Fulton County.
The 1880 census shows another daughter of Benjamin's living in his household - Luella, b. abt 1875. I'm unable to locate her after the 1880 census. Did she survive?
There are 2 records of marriage for Benjamin in Fulton County; 1st marriage to Effie HAGANS 22 Aug 1872 & 2nd marriage to Altha E. CARLOCK 8 Jun 1878. Was Luella the daughter of Benjamin & Effie? Was Altha E. CARLOCK, Altha Elizabeth?
In 1860 Altha CARLOCK was living in the Mason Co., IL household of Alexander & Altha Parsley; in 1870, the Parsleys were living in Fulton County without Altha CARLOCK. (Olive Jane CARLOCK m. Alexander PARSLEY in 1853 Mason Co., IL. Is Olive the Altha enumerated as Alexander's wife?)
Any help or suggestions to answer my questions would be appreciated.