Amanda Brewer was born on 26 Nov 1841 in Indiana. Her parents are believed to be Jacob Jennings Brewer and Susan Smith. In the 1870 MO Census Amanda is living in Mercer County, Lindley Township, with her second husband, John Lewis Barnes. Amanda had previously been married to an unknown Weakly with whom she had twin girls named Margie and Maggie. John and Amanda had five children - Samuel, Marian, Bashaby (sp?) Jane, Rachel A. and Wort (?) Barnes. In the 1880 census John Lewis Barnes is listed with a different wife so it is presumed that Amanda died sometime between the 1870 and 1880 census. Amanda Brewer Weakley Barnes was my gg grandmother. Any additional information on her ancestors would be most welcome.