He was probably related to Margaret, his mother-in-law.
Residences & events:
VA where he was born.
1840 Coles Co, IL. At census time he lived 2 doors down from Zachariah Collins, Elizabeth's brother. George and Elizabeth were 20-30 years old and already had several children. Living with them was 1 male under 5, 2 aged 5-10, 1 at 10-15, and 1 female under.
1850 Greesy Creek Pct, Coles Co, IL. Probably the same residence as the previous entry. The census that year said he was 45 while Elizabeth was 36. Children living with them were: Francis, 18; George N, 16; Aaron A, 14; Zachariah, 13; Margaret, 11; Andrew, 7; Polly A, 6; and Hezekiah, 1. His property value was $300. Next door was John Campbell and on the other side was the David McAllister family, Elizabeth's sister.
Appanoose Co, IA. He moved west with son, Aaron.
1860 Union Twp, Appanoose Co, IA. At census time he was 58, a farmer with property = $700/615. Living with him were Ruhama, 52, and son Aaron, 23.