Children of Jabes Harkless and Mary Unknown

From the census listings, it would appear that Jabes and Mary were the parents of  15 children, 10 girls and 5 boys.
Since the early censuses only list head of household by name, it is possible that some of these young people are not their own children.
The only names I have are for two of the girls, Margaret and Susan - and I have no proof that they actually belong to Jabes and Mary.  Margaret is a good bet, because she named a son "Job Harkless Brown," but unfortunately Susan did not.

Susan
      ~1810 - born - Allegheny Co, PA?
      1820 - with parents in Plum Twp, Allegheny Co, PA
      ~1829 - married Moses Brown - Allegheny Co, PA?
      1830 Aug 7 - daughter Juliana born
      1831 April 26 - son Thomas Jefferson born (named after Moses’s brother)
      1834 Feb 2 - daughter Mary Catherine born
      1836 Oct 7 - daughter Emily born
      1838 July 4 - daughter Elizabeth born
      1839 (1840) Aug 4 - son Moses born
      1840 Pennsylvania, Allegheny - East Deer p. 87 - 110001 21001
           1m, 2f under 5   b. 1835-40 Elizabeth 1838, Emily 1836, Moses 1839
           1m, 1f 5-10       b. 1830-35 Thomas J 1839, Mary C 1834? Juliana 1830?
           1f 20-30            b. 1810-20 Susan
           1m 30-40          b. 1800-10 Moses b. 1809 - 31
      1841 June 14 - son George McGowan born
      1844 June - son Andrew Sprowl born
      1845 March 29 - daughter Margaret born
      1847 June 23 - son William born
      1849 June 14 - daughter Nancy Triphena born
      ~1849 - husband Moses Brown died
               son William C died?
              daughter Elizabeth died?
      1850 Pennsylvania, Allegheny, East Deer p. 21
      Susan Brown 40 f Pa
          Catherine 17 / Thomas 18 salt bailer? / Moses 15 ditto / Emily 13 / George M 11 /     
          Andrew S 9 / Margaret J 6 / Nancy T 3
      ~1852 - son Thomas married Susanna Unknown
      1854 Aug 23 - daughter Emily married Walter Scott
      ~1858 - daughter Mary Catherine married George Humes
      1860 Allegheny Tarentum 489 (49) 27 June
      David Baker 27 / MJ Baker 26 / M f 9 / Wm 6 / John 3 / Jane 1
           Susan Brown 40? domestic $400 Pa
           Nancy “ 11
      ~1862 ? son Moses married Anna E?
      1864 - son George died (probably in Civil War)
      1866 Dec 24 - daughter Margaret married Lewis Waltenbaugh
      1870 census - not found
      1872/6 - daughter Nancy married Charles Jacobus
      1875 Aug 28 - died - buried near New Castle, Lawrence Co, PA

Margaret
      ~1813 - born, Allegheny Co, PA?
      1820 - with parents in Plum Twp, Allegheny Co, PA
      182x - married Thomas Brown
      1830 - Pennsylvania Allegheny Wilkins 155
           Thomas J 155 00001 0001
                1m 20-30 b 1800-10
                1f 15-20 b 1810-15
      1830 October 7 - son Moses born (Wilkins) - d. aged 21y, 4m - Jefferson Co, PA (Feb1852?)
      1832 April 24 - daughter Mary Margaret born (Wilkins)- d. 4 May 1849 - Jefferson Co, PA
      1834 January 22 - son Job Harkless born (Wilkins)- d. 26 Apr 1910 - Jefferson Co, PA
                 m. Margaret Bell [5 Feb 1835-26 Feb 1904]
      1836 May 1 - son Daniel born (Wilkins)- d. 7 June 1897 - Jefferson Co, PA
                 m. Unknown Uplinger
        (There is another entry here for Margaret born same date as Daniel, died same date as Mary M)
      1840 census - not found
      1840 Sept 12 - son William born - d. 12 Dec 1841 - Jefferson Co, PA
      1841 Sept 8 - daughter Barbara Ann born - d. 19 May 1800 Jefferson Co, PA
      1843 Sept 10 - son Thomas Jefferson born - d. 22 Jan 1906 - Jefferson Co, PA
      1846 January 21 - daughter Susanna born - died at 14 days - Jefferson Co, PA
      1847 March 3 - daughter Emily Jane born - d. 12 Oct 1904 - Jefferson Co, PA
      1849 March 3 - son George C born - d. 21 Jan 1914 - Jefferson Co, PA
                   m. Rebecca Morrison - 10 children
      1850 Pennsylvania Jefferson Young p. 92 - line 26
           Thomas J (indexed as I) Brown 46 NY farmer
                Margaret 37 PA
                Moses 19 farmer / Job H 16 farmer / Daniel 13 / Barbra A 7 / Thomas J 5 / Emily J 3 / George C 1 farmer
      ~1851 - son Jacob Ressler born
      1854 January 31 - daughter Sarah Catherine born - d. 1933 - Jefferson Co, PA
      1860 Pennsylvania Jefferson McCalmont 191
            Thomas Brown 55 PA
                  Margaret 46
                  Barbara A 18 / Thomas 17 / George 10 / Jacob 8 / Jane 14 / Catherine 6
      1870 Pennsylvania Jefferson McCalmont Punxsutawney 88 (4) - line 12
           Brown, Thomas 67 farmer ditto (PA)
                Catherine 48
                Thomas 27 laborer / Jacob 18 at home / Catherine 16 at home
     I don't know if Catherine age 48 is supposed to be the same as Margaret, who should be ~57 for this census OR if Margaret died and Thomas remarried???

The Unknowns
      Female A    b 1810-20
          on 1820 census only - > died young?
      Female B    b 1810-20 (1820)
        1820 census, 1830 census if the age is a little off
      Female C   b 1820
        1820, 1830, possibly 1840 censuses (either she or Female D is missing in 1840)
      Female D b 1820-25
        1830, probably 1840 censuses (either she or Female C is missing in 1840)
      Female E b 1825
        1830, 1840 censuses
      Female F b 1825-30
        1830, 1840 censuses
      Female G b 1835-40
        1840 census only
      Female H b 1835-40
        1840 census only
      Male X      b 1810
        1820, 1830 census

The oldest male in the 1830 census is in the 20-30 age group, too young to be father Jabes - some sort of mistake?  If the mark was meant to be father Jabes, and was put in the wrong column, then Male X appears in the 1820 census only.

      Male Y      b 1810-20
        1820 census only
     Male a        b 1820-25
        1830, 1840 censuses
      Male b        b 1830
        1830, 1840 censuses
     Male c        b 1835-40
        1840 census only

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