Seeking information regarding the parents of Mary J. and Amanda living with Thomas and Caroline (Skidmore) Hardesty and their children Sarah and Jerome in the 1860 Perry Co., Illinois Census. My Gr.Gr. Grandmother, Mary Jane Adams age 12 (1860) and Amanda Adams age 8 (1860) were possibly the children of Hamilton Adams and Mary Eddleman. According to family talk, the girls mother Mary (Eddleman) Adams died their father Hamilton Adams remarried and abandoned the two girls. It is said they went to live with their aunt and uncle. They were raised catholic and later Mary Jane lost track of her younger sister. Need positive connection to parents. Also seeking relationship of the girls to Thomas and Caroline Hardesty. Mary Jane Adams married Edward Chappell of Perry Co., Illinois on 9 Nov. 1865 and later moved to Barry Co., Missouri where Edward (Edd) Chappell was a Baptist Minister. They are both buried in Cassville, Missouri. Amanda Adams married Richard McAvoy 2 Aug. 1875 in Prairie du Rocher, Randolph Co., Illinois. I have no further records on Amanda or Richard McAvoy. What happened to her?