"Henry was "married" twice. His first wife (our direct
ancestor) was Sidney Ann Carr. Her family was fairly wealthy and
her father, Samuel Carr, left money to several of her children when
he died. Samuel Carr and his son, Alexander, owned a large amount
of land in Carroll County and Frederick County, Maryland. Sidney
aka Synda was named after her mother Sidney Ann Randall Carr. They
owned a couple of slaves but her oldest son joined the Union
Army during the Civil War. Sidney died sometime in the Civil War
years but there is no indication that her death was war related.
Henry's second wife was Nancy Durbin. I believe they were "common
law" married. I cannot find any record of a ceremony. She retained
her Durbin last name in the 1870 Maryland census when she was living
with Henry and had several children. She has the Shuey name in the
1880 census in Illinois.
Siblings of Joshua:
Samuel - Civil War veteran buried in a National Cemetery. Was AWOL
because he went on a furlough and arrested for a "drunken brawl"
where someone was hurt. His character was redeemed by the Sheriff
and State's Attorney.
William - Was able to accumulate a good amount of land/wealth in
Illinois before his early death. Seems to be a good citizen.
Elias Oliver - Started off on a good foot and was able to get a lot
of land and property. Went through a messy divorce. Tried to steal
something (I think from his ex-wife). I believe that Elias was
forced to give up something that he felt really belonged to him. As
a result, I believe he and several of his brothers and his father
went to get that "something". They were all arrested. His aging
father was released after time in the County Jail. Two brothers and
Elias were sent to the state penitentiary at Joliet. Elias got the
most time and was in the penitentiary for the 1880 census. He got 1
1/2 years. Seemed to settle down after that but died young of
Theodore - hard working farmer
Jacob - hard working farmer died fairly young of arthritis
Joshua - peddler died young of arthritis. Married Inez when she was
only 15. After his death, children went to the state children's
school in Sparta, Wisconsin. Was arrest and sent to penitentiary
James - hard working farmer
John - hard working farmer
Alexander - named after his mother's brother. Was arrested and sent
to penitentiary with Elias. Never married. Placed tombstone on his
beloved mother's grave in Maryland.
Sidney Ann - stayed in Maryland with her uncle, Alexander Carr.
Mary - Died as a child"