1830 Morgan Co, IL. As an orphan, he was counted by the census taker with the family of Uncle David Van Gundy but descendants say he was actually living with his Uncle Adam Coonrod at the time, a few doors down.
1840 Winchester Twp, Scott Co, IL. At census time he was 20-30 years old, his wife was the same, and they had one daughter under 5. Next door was the David Van Gundy family.
8/10/1842 Scott Co, IL. He bought 20 acres from Alfred & Bidey Mills for $80.
He was born after 12/31/1814.
Civil War records for son, John, said he was left an orphan at age 9.
He was living with his sister, Mary Ann and David Van Gundy, at census