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.
[The sponsors, method, minister, place and notes seem all to be blank for him. Orville is below the last line on the left side of the page and that space is blank on the right.]
Original Source Citation:
Historical Society of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), Kaighn Avenue Methodist Episcopal, Camden, NJ, Orville Wilson Garrison; digital images, Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Historic Church and Town Records, 1708-1985 (http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2451 : accessed 13 September 2012)
Sophia Levens baptism (1867) St. John’s Episcopal Church Ashland, Schuylkill Co., Pennsylvania
Baptized: 1867 Oct 6 Name: Sophia Born: Nov 31st 1866 Parents: James & Margaret Levans
Original Source Citation: Historical Society of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), North Parish Episcopal Church Records, Ashland, 1867, p90, Sophia Levans; digital images, Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Historic Church and Town Records, 1708-1985 (http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2451 : accessed 17 December 2013).