How does an entire family disappear? There is literally no trace of this family after the 1850 census taken in Rockville, Maryland.
Sarah Ann Robinson Worthing Clarke married Robert Delzell on February 15, 1848 in Frederick, MD. Delzell has several spelling variants and I have tried them all!
In August of 1850 the family in residing in Rockville, Maryland:
Robert Delzell (b. ca 1825) – head of house
Sarah Delzell (b. ca 1830) wife
James Delzell (b. ca 1848) son
Elizabeth Clarke (b. ca. 1794) mother-in-law
From a family bible I know that they had several other children
James W. N. Delzell (twin) b. 17 Dec 1848
Frances W. R. Delzell (twin) b. December 17 Dec 1848 – she does not appear on the census perhaps she was decesed by 1850
Mary Ellen Delzell b. 23 Nov 1849 – d. 12 Dec1849
Charles Ridgely Delzell b. 13 Feb 1851 – d. 18 Jul 1851
Amanda Milvina Fitzellen Delzell b. 16 May 1852
Robert Basil Delzell b. 12 Jan 1854
Did all of the children pass away? Looks like they suffered several deaths of infants. Since the mother Sarah got married again I assume that her husband also passed away sometime bet. 1850 and 1855.
On 18 Oct 1855, Sarah Ann Robinson Worthington Clarke Delzell would marry John F. Carder in Allegany, Maryland.
After that I cannot find them anywhere. Can anyone offer any clues?