8/7/1850 Vienna Twp, Scott Co, IN. The census taker recorded Josiah McGuire Jr, 23 as a wagon maker without real estate. Elizabeth was 26 and they had 2 little ones, Martha Jane, 2, and Isaac F, 7 months. Josiah's parents were next door. Wagonmakers from Crum family lived just down the road so Josiah may have worked with them.
6/28/1860 Same place. At census time that year he was 33, a farmer whose property totaled $500/100. Elizabeth was 37 and the household consisted of children : George, 9; Mary A, 8; Eliza M, 5; Josiah J, 2. Daughter Martha, 12, was listed with Josiah's parents.
8/18/1870 Finley Twp, Scott Co, IN. Had the family moved or did township lines shift? The census listed Josiah at age 44, his estate had blossomed to $1500/300. Elizabeth was 42 and children in the house were Martha, 24, George, 19, Mary, 17, Margaret, 14, Jackson, 12, and Amanda, 9.
6/8/1880 Same place. Josiah, 56, was still farming at census time and in the house were wife Elizabeth, 60, and children George, 30, Margaret, 24, Josiah J, 22, and Amanda E, 13. Both boys were farm laborers.
6/20/1900 Still there. That year at census time Josiah was a 73 widower and living with him were Eliza M, 44, George, 50, and grandson Simeon J Richey, 12. Who were his parens? Several Richeys were neighbors but were either too young or too old to be Simeon's parents. Josiah was still farming with George and Simeon as farm laborers.