I have GGGM Celia L. MUTTER, b. 1845, Russel Co VA, dau. of Ann MAYBURN (oral history), moved to Missouri 1858, moved to Illinois and m. Barney LOFTON/Loftin in 1862, Lofton died 1863 in Civil War, Woodsonville Ky, Celia later m. James Henry BEAN in 1865, in Harp Twnshp, DeWitt Co. IL. She dies in 1908 in Harp,DeWitt,Ill. Dont know if the midel initial was a reference to LOFTON.
She had 5 surving children: Sarah, Farletta, Newton, McHenry, and James Thomas BEAN (my GGF). I have more info on these survivors if you want it. I have verbatum obit on Celia and copious probate of her estate at death in 1908.
I am trying to locate Celia's birth family thru Russel Co. 1850 Census, then maybe Missouri 1860 (but no Co name). Celia was sometimes spelled with 'S' and 'y' like Sely.
Any help is appreciated.