WH Roberts appears on 1860 census with wife Sarah age 26,. Frank K 3 and Mahala D 4/12. They were born in MA, NC, MA and OH respectively. They are in Spencer, Hamilton, Ohio. WH is listed as Conductor on Railroad. That is only record of family that can be confirmed. On 1850 census is William H Roberts age 17 with Albert K Dare family. He is listed as first child and may be the son of Mary H, the now wife of Albert. There is also listed at bottom of family Janna Knowlton 63. That surname is important because Frank "K" as listed on the census is actually Frank Knowlton Roberts.
Frank appears on subsequent records with his wife and family. Have not located the family of WH and Sarah on any other records with that exception, including 1870 and 1880 Census records where they should appear. Is anyone familiar with this family? Was his name William H? Did the parents die before 1870 and so where were the children before Frank appears on 1900 census? There is no record of Mahala other that 1860 census. Was WH the son of Mary (Dare)? So many questions and no answers.
Any help with this family would be very appreciated!