I recently was shown a letter that stated that my Great Great Grandfather Joseph Eash born July 4, 1842 Somerset Co., PA was the grandson of Christian and Sarah (Johns) Eash through their son Joseph born 1818. I also have his death certificate that shows his father as Joseph Eash and his mother is Susanna Stump. All the information I have seen on the internet has Joseph Eash married to Lydia Schrock. Their first child Gertrude born in 1843. Is it possible that my Great Great Grandfather Joseph's mother was never married to Joseph Eash, that he was born out of wedlock? I have found my Joseph on the 1850 census but not living with any Eash's and there is a Susan Stump living in another household on the same census for Conemaugh Twp, Somerset Co., PA. In the letter I mentioned it states that he has relatives living in Lagrange, Indiana which is where Joseph and Lydia moved to. We also have a picture of a Levi Eash that was in the possesion of a daughter of Joseph (1842) that has written on the back that he is Uncle Levi Eash. Joseph and Lydia had a son Levi which would make him Joseph's (1842) half brother if all this information is correct. Anyone have any comments or suggestions to any of this.