Thank you Sue. Yes he is in the 1860 nd 1870 census of Jefferson Co.,Illinois. In the 1870 census , my gt. grandmother Elizabeth Jane Drew Gibbs is with him. Last record of him is a deed in 1874.
Sorry I confushed you, I should have been clearer and say for you to also thank your friend for her help.
I have been trying to solve this since 1959 without success - I would be beside myself if this pans out!!
Thank you again for your help.