I have often wondered the same thing. Unfortunately, some of those early censuses were destroyed in fires, so we may not be able to find that data. My gggg grandmother was Maria Elizabeth's daughter, Elizabeth Eagle Clements, who also lived in Jackson County, TN. Elizabeth Clements died in 1832 however, so I know Maria Elizabeth was not living with her in 1853. I wonder if Maria could have been living with grandchildren. That is a possiblity and one I plan to investigate.