At age 82, a 12 year old granddaughter interviewed her for a school paper. Some of the gleanings included:
Her mother died when she was 5 years old.
She moved with her father and step-mother when they left IL in 1851 and headed west, landing near Ft Dodge, IA in 1852. Both of her brothers fought in the Civil War, enlisting at Ft Dodge but only one survived, name unspecified.
"After the War my folks were moving to a new location in the South where they were killed by a band of outlaws who were terrorizing the South after the War."