Levi Gilman (5.6) was the son of Jonathan and Betsey Leonard Folsom and was born on December 2, 1827 in Moriah, Essex County, New York.
At some point before his 21st birthday, Levi migrated to Wisconsin where he married Cordelia Elizabeth Jones on the 19th of October, 1848. Cordelia was born in Troy Ohio on September 1, 1834 and was only fourteen years old when she was married. It was in Columbia County, Wisconsin where the 1850 Census records show Levi and Cordelia living with their 11 month old daughter, Alice Eugenia.
It is my assumption that the rush to marry and have children at such a young age might have attributed to the cause for their divorce in 1855.
In 1860, Cordelia remained in Wisconsin with her daughter, Alice, now 11 years old and her second child with Levi, a nine year old son named Henry. By this time Levi had moved to Trumbull County, Ohio where he would remain for the rest of his life. His residence in 1860 was with his sister’s family in Howland as a farm laborer. Other Folsom family members appear on the same 1860 Census page.
On November 27, 1867, at age 26, Alice Eugenia Folsom (5.3) married Aaron Robbins (5.2) in Portage, Columbia County, Wisconsin. For more information on this family, see blog dated 9/13/08: "A Robbins and A E Folsom."
Levi lived with his new wife, Ann Earnest in Lordstown in 1870 as a farmer with a real estate value of $1,000. Together they had two children, Annie and Albert by 1873. The foursome lived in Hartford in 1880.
1880 United States Census (Lordstown, Trumbull County, Ohio)
Bird's eye view of Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio 1870