1850-1860 Appanoose Co, IA. Aaron and his father moved west, exact date is unknown.
1860 Union Twp, Appanoose Co, IA. At census time he was 23 years old and living with his father. His occupation was farm laborer with $150 in personal property.
1870 Polk Twp, Wapello Co, IA. In that census his family lived with Jacob and Nancy Cupps, both in their 60s (Margaret's parents?). Aaron was a 36 year old farmer with property worth $320/805. Margaret was only 20, daughter Mary was 4 and Margaret's daughter, Nancy J, was 2.