1860 Grandview Twp, Edgar Co, IL. He and Sarah are living alone 2 doors down from his parents. He had property = $200/160 and was a farmer.
11/30/1868 Douglas Co, IL. He purchased 40 acres from the railroad for $12/acre. The property was located at S2 R09E T14N. His current residence was not listed in the sale records.
1870 Douglas Co, IL. The census taker recorded his occupation as farmer with real estate worth $1000, no personal property. He was 47 years old and Sarah J was 46. They had only 1 daughter, Lavina, 9, and Susan Romack, 18, school teacher lived with them.
1880 Hindsboro Twp, Douglas Co, IL. In that census his occupation was "Huckster" and only daughter, Ida, was still at home with him and Sarah.