In the 8/12/1870 census of Okaw Twp, Coles Co, IL, Bathsheba and the children were living with a 35 year old carpenter, James Peters. "Bashiba" was 46 with $100 in personal property only. The children were George, 19, farm laborer; Ester, 16; Mary, 14; and Margaret, 12. Next door neighbors were Bashie's mother and sister Melinda Price.
On 6/8/1880 she was recorded as Basha, 50 (should be nearer 60), with the family of son George. Was it daughter Margaret and John Davis boarding there too?
By 1900 Bashie, 78, had moved to Mattoon with George's family.