On 8/22/1870 Amanda lived in Baker Twp, Morgan Co, IL, PO Martinsville, as a 42 year old widow. Her family consisted of Nancy, 18; Mary, 16, who was blind; Eli, 14; and Cynthia, 12; Just down the road were Isum and Mary Guy. Nephew or cousin?
On 6/3/1880 Amanda, 52, was a widow and head of the house living in Baker Twp, Morgan Co, IN. Living with her were daughter Mary, 25, son Emanuel E, 24, his wife Ann, 16, and grandchildren Jame G, 9 months, and Lilly M,, 2.
At the next census time on 6/11/1900, Elizabeth A, 74, was still head of the house in Baker Twp. She had birthed 6 children but only 4 still survived. Daughter Mary A, 46, was still at home, probably to take care of mother, and nephew William Guy , 24, farm laborer, also lived there.