The ranges of age reported onfederal cenuses from 1810 through 1840 fit fairly well with the age of 71 reported on the 1850 census, which provides a basis for estimating Ira's birth date as being between 1775 and 1779. All censuses were in Caswell County, NC: 1810, page 69; 1820, page 88; 1830, page 299; 1850, page 217b. In 1850, the first census for such information, he gave Virginia as his birthplace, and this is cosistent with statements by Stephen and Jesse.
Ira married Polly Smith 2 November 1805 in Caswell County. [
The only child whose name I have been able to ascertain for sure was a son named Jesse, born about 1824 or 1825. He apparently did not survive service in the Civil War, and I have found no record of marriage.
Trying to find real documentation on Ira's children