6/5/1860 Scioto Twp, PO Beckett's Store, Pickaway Co, OH. At census time Michael was a 28 year old day laborer. Living with him were new wife Elizabeth, 29, and her two children James P, 4, and Mary E, 2.
8/11/1870 Scioto Twp, PO Five Points, Pickaway Co, OH. The census taker found the family there and recorded Michael at age 36, a farm laborer with personal property worth $100. Elizabeth was 39 and children in the house were Melissa, 10, Almira, 7, Jesse, 2, and Mary E Rasar, 12. James P Rasor, 14, was next door at the Wiley Becket house. Lucretia Beckett lived on the other side.
6/19/1880 Same place. That year he was listed at 48, still working as a farm laborer. Elizabeth was 50 and the family included Mary E Razor, 21, step-dau, Jesse Graham, 12, Mattie Graham, 4, and William Razor, 4, step-son. (Was William actually step-grandson? The son of Mary?) The neighbors on both sides had changed to Hoovers.