Ira Siddall, Son of John and Hester

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. [Caswell Marriage Bonds - Abstracts (1779 - 1899), p. 277 North Carolina County Registers of Deeds. Record Group 048. North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, NC.]

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