1860 Canaan Twp, Morrow Co, OH. At census time Jesse was only 20 years old and lived next door to Uncle Enson. He had a household of women: Sarah, 77, born in MD, his mother Elizabeth, 40, born in PA, and Aunt Margaret, 37, also born in PA. Jesse's occupation was farmer but had no farm, only personal property worth $535. Who was Sarah?
1870 Douglas Co, IL. In the census he was a farmer living with Elizabeth and Margaret Chilcotte and had only personal property valued at $300. It seems Elizabeth and Margaret had all the real estate while he had all the personal property in the household.
1880 Camargo Twp, Douglas Co, IL. Apparently his mother had died as only Aunt Margaret was living with him at census time. He was still a farmer, probably farming his mother's place.
1900 Murdock, Douglas Co, IL. This time the census taker found him with a wife of 16 years. There was a 20 year old Maurdikia (Mordechai?) M Chilcote, born in IL, living with them as a farm laborer. His parents were born in PA and IN