Finding Ira Sargent in 1870 may require more than just looking for him. It is very possible that if he was enumerated, he is near one of his family members. This includes his siblings and his step-father, Asa Landon. and his two half siblings. This post summarizes what is known about them relevant to their 1870 census location and was done for our Genealogy Tip of the Day readers on Facebook who asked for a few more details. Sources are not included in this post.
EmmarEmmar has not been located in 1870. She was born around 1839 in Canada. In 1856 she married James Pollard in Iowa and should be enumerated as Emma(r) Pollard in 1870. She married Robert Ross in 1871 in Lancaster County, Iowa, and may not have been living with James Pollard in 1870. Her son Thomas Pollard is believed to have been enumerated in Lancaster County, Nebraska (page 181 stamped upper left, family/dwelling 868, George Aiken household), as a ten year old "cattle herder."
LucretiaLucretia was married in 1866 in Davis County, Iowa, to Frederick Price. They are living in 1870 in Soap Creek Township, Davis County, Iowa (page 7).
MarthaMartha was married in 1867 in Davis County, Iowa, to William Bell. They are living in 1870 in Soap Creek Township, Davis County, Iowa (page 5).
MinervaMinerva was born around 1848 (in Illinois) and married John Strobel in Iowa in 1876.
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