Thank you Scott, that is a lot of good information for me to check on.
As for Sintha Roberts and James Roberts, I did find a marriage notation between the two. Since James was over seer, not owner of that farm, I am thinking he married her to help with the kids, which are either his from a former marriage, or his younger siblings. There are so many ways you can spell cynthia (or mis spell) but I have traced her thru her marriage to Roberts , then to Berry, and all her kids , then she died in 1870, about the time my great grandmother was born (Henrietta), so I am thinking she died in childbirth? I will chase the leads you gave me and do appreciate any and all help. Brenda (hprangnells mom)