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Samuel Carbis, Family Tales

Monday, August 16th, 2010

15 Jan., 2010 :: Virginia Carbis photo Thanks for the comment.  It sounds like we must be cousins of some kind.  If you have any information on Virginia’s parents, Samuel Carbis and/or Mary Ann Logan  I would love to hear from you.  According to family lore, Samuel Carbis ran away from home in England as [...]

Samuel L. Kerlin

Monday, June 25th, 2007

    ( History of Indiana County, Penn’a.. Newark, Ohio: J.A. Caldwell, 1880. )   SAMUEL L. KERLIN was born in 1857, in Louisville, Ky., and was a son of Henry T. and Margaret Kerlin nee Carbis, daughter of Captain Samuel and Mary A. Carbis nee Logan. Captain Carbis, since 1836, has been steamboating in [...]


Tuesday, April 11th, 2006

In the 1880 census, we can see that Mary Ann has taken the boys out of the city and seems to be trying to establish Samuel ( now a Kerlin) as a farmer. Burrell Township, Indiana county, PA, June 16th & 17th: Mary A Carvis ( Carbis), 58 ,W, F, married, Keeping House, born in [...]

What The….

Tuesday, April 11th, 2006

In an attempt to find Sam Kerlin in the 1860 census, I look once more for Maggie Carbis, for Henry Kerlin. Nada. While the children eat lunch, I decide to look at the census of 1860 once more. One thing I know about the Carbis family is that they usually live next door to each [...]


Monday, April 10th, 2006

In 1860, the Carbis family is living in Collins Township, Allegheny county, PA. This is the census I have been looking for for a very long time, for Maggie Carbis and Henry Kerlin marry in November of 1856, their son, Sam Kerlin, is born in September of 1858, and by 1870, Sam is living with [...]


Monday, April 10th, 2006

On August 19, 1870, 20th Ward of Pittsburgh : Samuel Corbis ( Carbis), 57, M, W, Steamboat Mate, real estate valued at $16, 000, personal estate valued at $ 2,000, born in England, father of foreign birth, mother of foreign birth, male citizen of the U.S. over 21. ( 1813) Mary A. Carbis, 48, F, [...]


Monday, April 10th, 2006

In 1850, the Carbis family is listed as living in the borough of Lawrenceville, county of Allegheny, PA. August 20, 1850. The family : Rachel Logan, 56, female, born in Maryland. ( 1794) Samuel Carbours ( Carbis), 38, male, Mate on Steam Boat, born in England. (1812) Mary Anne Carbis, 28, female , wife, born [...]


Monday, April 10th, 2006

Today, I found the missing census of 1860. I can now follow Mary Ann Logan Carbis through 60 years of census taking. The first is that of 1840. And the second page. City of Pittsburgh, West Ward, Samuel Corbis’ (Carbis) household includes one male 20, under 30 ( 1810- 1820) and one female, 15, under [...]

Maggie Carbis, 9 Years Old

Sunday, March 19th, 2006

I have spent many a Sunday afternoon trying to find the Samuel Carbis family in any census taken after 1840 and before 1870. Today I found them, in the census of 1850, by doing a search on the name Samuel. And here they all are, including a wee Maggie Carbis and Mary Ann Logan’s mother, [...]

1900 Census

Sunday, October 9th, 2005