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Oglesby/Whorley Campbell Cnt VA (1870)
I need some advice on where to proceed. I've located the 1880 Census records for my great-great-great grandfather (John Oglesby, Wife Mary I) and his family; there was a women listed as his 'mother' as well (Lucy Whorley). She has a different last name. But I found an 1870 census record with a John Oglesby listed in the house with a Louisa Whorley. I'm not sure if this is the same pair, but the ages were consistent. There were also 2 other Oglesby children listed. I'm confused re: why John Oglesby last name would be different than Lucy Whorley's (maybe I've incorrect assumed that this is his mother, but the 1880 census record does have her relationship listed as mother and him as the HEAD of the Household). Also, how do you suggest that I proceed with researching Lucy/Louisa Whorley. I can't find anything prior to 1870. Details below.
Thanks in advance for any feedback you can provide!
1880, Lynchburg, Campbell County, VA
1870 Household (Campbell County, VA)
Whites listed in household
Blacks listed in household
Others listed in household