You wrote - "I can only find her on the 1860 Census with the above family and she's listed as Matilda Jones."
This is that family below.
I don't see a Matilda Jones with this family?????
Father: John W Jones(1812 North Carolina) Mother: Harriet Jones(1822 North Carolina) Brother: Thomas Jones(1840 North Carolina) Sister: Mary Jane Jones(1841 North Carolina) Brother: John W Jones(1848 North Carolina) Sister: Charity Jones(1850 North Carolina) Brother: Henry Sylvester Jones(1852 North Carolina) Brother: Adolphus Millard"Bud" Jones(1856 North Caroloina) Brother: James Jones(1860 North Carolina) I can only find her on the 1860 Census with the above family and she's listed as Matilda Jones.
1860 - Name: Matilda Jones Age in 1860: 16 Birth Year: abt 1844 Birthplace: North Carolina Home in 1860: Buncombe, North Carolina Gender: Female Post Office: Asheville
William Jones 49, NC - farmer Nancy Jones 45, NC Wesely Jones 22, NC Alexander Jones 20, NC Matilda Jones 16, NC Pinkney Jones 14, NC Lerena Jones 12, NC Cynthia Jones 8, NC Mary Jones 6, NC Mira Jones 1, NC
NOTE -- 1850, 1860 & 1870 census records do not show family relationships, marital status or parental birthplaces.
Step children are not enumerated as “step” children Adopted children are not enumerated as “adopted” Grand children are not enumerated as “grand children” Orphaned children were not enumerated as "orphan"
1850 is the 1st census that shows all family members