7/19/1870 Homer, Champaign Co, IL. That year James, 23, was listed in the census as "Vangunda" with the occupation of farm laborer. He and 3 other farm laborers lived with Samuel Jones family.
7/15/1880 Loramie, Shelby Co, OH. Having moved back nearer home before the next census, he was recorded as James "Vangunday," a 32 year old farm laborer and wife Sarah J was 33. They had no children. Next door were James' parents with brother Andrew next to them.