Wesley Joseph McCullen and James Calvin Henry Hobbs
I have two 4th great uncles listed that have correct parents listed on death certificates but aren’t on the censuses at all with their parents. Let me explain.
First is Wesley Joseph McCullen(LZBV-816). He was born in 1863 and died in 1963. When he died, his parents are listed as Joseph McCullen and Hamie Sutton. The father Wesley is attached to is different(William Archibald McCullen) but the mother is the same. I have some speculation on this one, but I’ve found nothing on Joseph McCullen other than that. He could also have a different mother with the same name or be illegitimate? I don’t honestly know.
The second is a bigger mystery because both of his parents are correct on his death certificate. He is James Calvin Henry Hobbs(LD1M-NC1) and his parents are listed as Henry Hobbs and Mary Frances Moore on the certificate(the only difference with my notes is that William Henry Hobbs is his father’s name). Maybe he was apprenticed? It says that he was a farmer as an adult though. I’ll put the names down at the bottom again so you can take a look for yourself.
Wesley Joseph McCullen: LZBV-816
James Calvin Henry Hobbs: LD1M-NC1
Thank you so much for your time! I really appreciate it!