Amanda Catherine Carrier (b. 7/21/1847 near Harrisonburg, Virginia) married Joseph Thompson (b. 1842, Ohio) in about 1866. They eventually moved to the Morristown, Tennesse area and are buried there in the St. Paul Presbyterian Church cemetary near Hamblen.
We're trying to determine how Amanda met Jesse. He grew up in Ohio, she in Virginia. We know they lived for a time in Virgina after their marriage since their first child, Beulah, was born in Virginia. Amanda's parents appear to have lived their lives in the Harrisonburg area and Joseph's family was in Ohio through the Civil War. He does not appear to have served in the military, which might have taken him east. I've wondered if she had reason to spend time in Ohio during the war, perhaps to escape war torn Virginia. She would have been 15 by 1862 and might have been sent to live with relatives, but I can find no record of this.
Her great grandparents, John Lincoln and Mary Yarnall, moved from Pennsylvania to the Warren County, Ohio area about 1820 and their descendants were in that area during the war, giving her the possibility of cousins to visit, but this is only conjecture.
I'd appreciate any information on Amanda, the location of her marriage, insight into travels. How did she end up meeting and marrying a boy from Ohio?