Elizabeth Methvin, the daughter of Levi and his second wife Anna Massengale, was born in Madison County, Alabama between 1825-1830. She married Lorenzo D. Toney in Madison County, on February 29, 1847. The Toney's were living in Limestone County, Alabama at the time of her father's probate in 1849, however, they are listed in the 1850 Madison County census. The ages are listed as 30, however this is wrong according to the 1830 and 1840 census, where she is listed as being under 5 years old and 10-15 years old respectively.

1850 Madison County, Alabama , Lorenzo Toney 30,   Elisabeth 30,  Levi  1

By 1860, the Toney's had moved to Izard County, Arkansas, in the township of Mill Creek. The census record is very hard to read. The ages are off on Lorenzo and Elizabeth, possibly should be 37 and 33. Mary Methvin Kirk,, Elizabeth's sister and her son Joseph were living with the Toney's.

1860 Izard County, Arkansas MillCreek 392-393
441 ? Toney 27 M  
? 23 F  
? 9 F  
John C. Toney 6 M ALA
Frances E 3 F ARK
Mary Kirk 52 F NC
Joseph Kirk 24 M ALA


1870 Izard County, Arkansas, Mill Creek page 241
66 66 Louisa Tony 45 F Farmer   1000 638 AL
Frances 12 F   ARK
Mary 9 F   Ark
Mary Kirk 69 F Lives with Family NC


1880 Izard County, Arkansas, Mill Creek
131/137 Toney, John J. M 25 Head Farmer AL  AL   AL
Texana F 20 Wife Keep House MS  ?   ?
Sarah F 2 Daughter   AR  AL   MS
132/138 Thompson, John M 24   Farmer AR  AL   AL
Frances F 21 Wife Keep House AR  AL   AL
James M 2 Son   AR  AR   AR
Josie F 3/12 Daughter   AR  AR   AR
Toney, Vinie F 52 Mother Living Here AL  AL   AL
Sherrill, James M 12 None Laborer AR  ?   ?


Children of Lorenzo D. and Elizabeth Methvin Toney

1) Levi, born July 14, 1849 accordin to the Silas Turnbo manuscripts, not listed in 1860 census. 

2) John, born about 1854 in Madison County, Alabama, wife Texana, had a daughter Sarah born about 1878.

3) Frances E., born about 1858 in Arkansas, married John Thompson and had James in 1878 and Josie in 1880.

4) Mary, born about 1862 in Arkansas.

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