Looking at the 1870 census of the household of Charles Lundy, I find two children listed—all of the first names of the two children in the household match the names told to me by Aunt Della. “My Grandma Ellen had children named David, Mary, and Pleasant,” she has said on numerous occasions. “They were not Washington Moore’s children,” she recalled.
1870 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, VA, population schedule, roll #1640, Matoaca Township, Page 113/374, Dwelling 763, Family 891, Lines 9 -12.
The 1870 and 1880 censuses are the only documents I have found on Pleasant Lundy so far and the 1870 census is the only one found for David Lundy. However, further search of Mary Lundy, the daughter of Charles Lundy led to various revelations.
One document found on Mary Lundy was her 1884 marriage license to William Spratley in which her father was named as Charles Lundy. The mother on her marriage license was named as Ellen Lundy, rather than Roxana Lundy, who was listed as wife of Charles Lundy on the 1870 and 1880 censuses.
The marriage occurred on December 30, 1884 in Chesterfield County, VA. By 1900 William and Mary Lundy Spratley were living in the city of Petersburg, VA.
View of section of marriage license with name of parents of bride and groom.
To Be Continued . . .