There is also an Elon Carman who lived in and around Philadelphia that I knew must be related, but I couldn’t find any definitive evidence of the relationship beyond DNA matches with some of his descendants.
Yesterday, I found his baptismal record. He was baptized at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in North Wales, Montgomery County, PA on 13 May 1833 and his birth date was listed as 14 Aug 1828. While the last name was spelled in the Ancestry index as Cormon, his parents were listed as Elon & Martha, so I am confident now that he is the brother of my great-great-great grandfather Charles R. Carman.
I’ve now identified four children of Elon Carman and Martha Johnson, although I only have Elizabeth’s name and no other information about her:
I haven’t found Elon Jr.’s death information yet. He is often listed under different names in documents (Elwood, Leon, Eleon, Titus, Kite/Kitus) and his descendants used the Carmen spelling of the last name. I’ve done a lot of searching of a lot of different combinations of names & spellings, but so far no luck.
Kathryn Carman, Joseph Elon Carman, Jr., Florence M. Carman, Naomi Evelyn Carman, Jacob Carman, Robert Carman, Anna May Carman, Alice Ellen Carman.
Ancestors Joseph Elon Carman is a descendant of Charles R. Carman & Caroline A. Brill, and Wendel Gottlieb Hornef & Maria Louie.
Biography Joseph Elon Carman1 was born on 6 Apr 1872 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.2,3 He lived in Lower Chichester, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States on 1 Jun 1880.5 After that he lived in Philadelphia for the rest of his life. Like his father and many others in his family, Joseph was a bricklayer6,7,8 He and Anna May Funston were married on 19 Jun 1895 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.4 They lived with Joseph’s parents at 1649 Eyre street on 1 Jun 1900.6 They lived at 2762 Martha Street on 15 Apr 19107 and at 3859 Coral Street on 1 Jan 1920.8 After his wife’s death, Joseph lived at 2904 Rorer Street on 1 Apr 19309 and at the Salvation Army Hotel on 1 Apr 1940.10 Joseph died on 3 Nov 1956 at the age of 84 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.3 He was buried on 7 Nov 1956 in New Glenwood Cemetery, Broomall, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States.3
Division of Vital Statistics Record of a Birth in Philadelphia Bureau of Health
Full Name of Child: Robert Carman Color: W Sex: M Date of Birth: 1909 Aug 24 Hour of Birth: 7.30 P.M. Place of Birth, Street and No. 3035 Gransback St Father’s Name: Joseph Father’s Age: 37 Mother’s Name: Anna Mother’s Age: 33 Father’s Occupation: Bricklayer Father’s Birthplace: Phila. Mother’s Birthplace: Do (Ditto) Mather’s Name Before Marriage: Anna Funston Residence of Parents: 3035 Gransback St. Number of Child of this Mother: 8 Number of Children, of this mother, now living: 6 Legitimate? Yes Name and Address of Person Making Report: Signature, [signed] A.E. Smethurst Address, 2249 N 13 St Date Rec’d [stamped] AUG 26 1909
Original Source Citation:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, birth certificate (1909), Robert Carman; Bureau of Health – Division of Vital Statistics, Philadelphia.