|portion of actual census form - click on image for full entry or here for full page|
Notes: It is unknown why Margaret is living next door to her husband and children, with her uncle and his wife. Margaret’s mother’s maiden name is Sarah McNeely (here McNealy). Although there has been no verification of the relationship, John is surely Margaret’s uncle; both John and Margaret’s mother Sarah McNeely were born in PA, in ~1797 and ~1799 respectively. Perhaps Margaret’s Aunt Margaret McNeely was ill, or perhaps Margaret Hay was having pregnancy problems (there was a child Andrew Jackson born in Indiana who died at age 3 weeks—I think 1850 is the most likely time for him in the birth order). [Clearly, Margaret is not in school! Also, her daughter Mary is almost 3 and family records indicate that Julia is only 1—they are not twins!].
Robert Lyle, Margaret and their children move to Illinois later this year; Robert Lyle’s parents join them in Illinois, while most of Margaret’s family remains in Indiana. This McNeeley cousin John, age 24, will marry a Catherine in Indiana and also move to Annawan, Illinois by 1852. And, two of Margaret's siblings, Jeremiah and Isabel, also move to Illinois although neither stays there permanently. Jeremiah Crawford was the first to move to Illinois -- he was married in Kentucky to Jane and their first daughter was born in Kentucky in 1848, and their son David was born in Marshall County, Illinois in 1850.