In answer to Brian Pohanka: James B. Eads was born in 1820, not 1830. He had two daughters - Eliza Ann, 1846 and Martha Stevens Eads, 1851 and three daughters who were his second wife's and his first cousin, Elija Eads'. He raised them as his own. Their names were Genevieve,1840, Adelaide,?, and Josephine,?, married 1873. Would be interested in hearing more about your diary and to whom it belonged. Am granddaughter of Martha.