Since I have identified Louise Huffman Morgan Moore, I have sought to find more information about her parents, William and Mary. The information that I have about her mother, Mary:
1850 U.S. Census, Clinton Township, Wayne County, OH.
Living with daughter Jane and son Oliver.
Her birth state is listed as N.J.
1860 U. S. Census, Boone Township, Porter County, IN
Living with son Oliver Huffman. Her age is listed as 55 and birth state is New Jersey.
This would make her approximate birth year 1805.
1870 U.S. Census, Porter Township, Porter County, IN
Living with daughter Louiza Morgan, Roxada and a Henry Huffman.
Her age is listed as 64 and her birth state is listed as New Jersey
This would make her approximate birth year 1806
1880 U.S. Census Porter Township, Porter County, IN
Living with daughter Maria L. Morgan. Birth age is 73. Born in N.J.
This would make her approximate birth year 1806.
On her son's death index card, she is listed as Mary Carkuff.
On her daughter's death certificateShe is listed as Mary Canbuff (Louisa Morgan, Elkhart County Health Department 10/20/1905)
Numerous searches of ancestry.com pull up Mary Kirkoff, d.o. Gabriel Henry Kirkoff and Mary Lowe, b. 12 Dec. 1805 in Hunterdon Co., NJ and a death of September 5, 1879 in Luzerne, Pennsylvania, USA. While the birth would fit, the death is clearly wrong.
This Mary Kirkoff is often linked to Silas Callendar and the source is listed as http://rkirkhuff.home.attbi.com/kirkhuff.html . However, this url no longer exists. I have not been able to contact the owner of this tree (Scott Williams) to determine what the evidence for this marriage is.
As far as I can tell thus far, there is no evidence of my Mary Carkuff's parents. She may or may not be the d.o. Gabriel and Mary Lowe Kirkoff.