6/8/1860 Morgan Twp, Mercer Co, MO was the family's address at census time. He was listed as James, 35, a farmer with property worth $500/200, with wife M J, 25, and 2 little girls, M A, 3, and M F, 1, also listed as Cobbs.
7/23/1860 Mt Vernon, Lawrence Co, MO. At census time James was a 45 year olf farmer with only personal property which was valued at $400. Mary J was 35 and their children were Martha J, 9, John C, 7, Margaret, 5, and Andrew R, 2, as well as Mary's Powel children Nancy A, 13, and Mary F, 11.
6/23/1870 Cedar Valley Twp, Greeley Co, NE was where the next census taker found the family and recorded JM, 55, farmer, Mary J, 45, John, 18, Margrett, 15, Andrew Ralph, 12, and William A, 7.
6/13/1900 Hamilton, Grant Co, OR. Before the next census the family had moved again. James M, 75, had been married 40 years to Mary J, 65, with 7 children, all living. Still at home were John, 37, Ralph, 32, and William, 27. James was still farming, John and Ralph were gold miners and William was a farm laborer. Next door lived the Flood family, future in-laws of son Andrew.