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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!

Charls Oglesby (Great-great grandfather, 1877)
Elizabeth Oglesby (Great-Great grandmother, 1875)
*Gladys Oglesby (great grandmother, 1898)
John Henry (great uncle, 1899)

1880, Lynchburg, Campbell County, VA
John Oglesby (Great-Great-Great grandfather, dob 1853)
Mary I Oglesby (Great Great Great gradmother, dob 1854)
* Charles N (Great Great grandfather listed as Chas N, dob 1877)
Robert L (gg uncle, dob 1872)
Lucy A (gg aunt, dob 1875)
John K (gg uncle, dob 1879/80)
*** Lucy Whorley (dob 1820, listed as mother age 60)

1870 Household (Campbell County, VA)
Mulatto listed in household
****Louisa Whorley (59, Keeping House)
Charles Whorley (21, RR Foreman)
****John Oglesby (20, Striker in RR)
James Whorley (14, at school)
Chas. Richardson (57, Carpenter)

Whites listed in household
William Collett? (39, machinist at RR, Pennsyvania, 1831)
Rebecca (31, keeping house, 1841)
William H (10, at school, 1860)
Margaret A. (5, at home)
Elizabeth (3, at home)
Sarah E (25 ... no occupation)

Blacks listed in household
John Perkins (42, works on RR)
Amanda (35, keeping house)
Susan (16)
Milly (5, at home)
James (1, at home)

Others listed in household
LL Moorman (white)

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18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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