1830 Surry Co, NC. The census that year recorded him at age 20-30 and his bride was the same. No one else lived in the house and neighbors were unfamiliar names.
8/9/1850 S Div, Surry Co, NC. By that census, Obediah's family had grown immensely. He was 48, a farmer, and living with him were Elizabeth, 38, Lucinda, 13, Thomas, 12, Nancy J, 8, Elizabeth, 6, John 4, and James, 7 mo. They lived between John and Sarah Vanhoy, probably Elizabeth's mother, where Obediah's 78 year old mother also lived.