1870 Census


Amanda Hibbitts with Cornelius, Nancy, Solomon, Melvina and Charles. Charles Hibbitts, Sr. died November 9, 1863 at the Battle of Cranesnest. After Charles was killed Amanda moved with the children into Kentucky, possibly Lawrence County, to stay with relatives (tradition says one of her brothers) until after the war was over. She had moved back to Wise County, Va. before the 1870 Census. While in Kentucky Olly, the teenage daughter, married Lewis Frank Wellman and never returned to Va. She stayed in Lawrence Co., Ky. started a family but passed away about 1890 at the age of 40.

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