I had just recently seen the 1850 Madison Co., IN Census as well and yes that is our Joab & Mary George. Even though its stated "Jacob", that is just a mis-spelling.
From the info gathered to date we can see that by 1830 Joab & Mary are in Madison Co. We also believe that Mary's parents made the move there as well. Between 1838-40 they settled in the Green Township. In the 1850 Census of Madison Co., IN their listed as: James DAVIS, age 77; Real Estate: 1,000 acres; place of birth: VA; wife: Elizabeth, age 67; place of birth, VA & Joseph, age 27; place of birth, VA. Note that Joab's first son was named James D.(Davis?) George.
The 1840 Census of Madison Co., IN list: Joab, William, John & Emsley. Note that one of Joab's children, a male, was named E.E. George. My guess it was Emsley after his uncle. My wife's grandfather, Paul Jackson George who is 82 now, said that it was a family tradition that Joab went to IN with some brothers. I'm inclined to believe these are them.
By17 Dec 1843, Joab & Mary are in Kanawha Co., (W)VA where their daughter Harriet I. George is born. It could be that they were here visiting L. Thomas Davis, a possible brother to Mary who was from Botetourt Co., VA as well and settled in Kanawha Co., where Davis Creek now is, named after him. Their last child, John L., was born in 1848 in Kanawha Co., (W)VA and then they show back up in Madison Co., IN in the 1850 Census.
Between 1853 & 1859, apparently Joab's wife Mary died. Joab next shows up in the 1860 Census of Kanawha Co., (W)VA with children, Harriet, Mary & John. Richard is listed asa separete house-hold and William living with him.
Another researcher, Charles Good, provided me with the following. The 1810 Botetourt Co., VA Census list a Catherine George, head of home, with males: 2 - below 10; 1 - 10 to 16; females: 1 - below 10; 1 - 10 to 16; and 1 16 to 26.
Catherine was the only George in Botetourt Co. during the 1810 Census. Where did she come from? Per the 1807 Tax List, a Henry George was in the County that year, there was no Tax List for 1808, and he was gone in 1810, the same year that Catherine appeared. Was Henry related to Catherine, perhaps her husband?If Catherine became a widow in Botetourt, her children should be itdentified in the Court Minute Book. This needs to be checked.
There was a Richard D. George and a William George who patented land in Greenbrier Co., VA on 8 Oct 1787. Then a Richard D. George appeared in the 1820 and 1830 Census of Urbana Township, Champaign Co., OH, which isn't too far from Darke Co., OH where Joab's son Richard was born.
Botetourt Co., VA Tax Records:
1783 George, William
1784 George, William;George, Soloman
1785-86No George's listed
1788George, William; George, William; George, Winney
1789George, William; George, Soloman; George, Elizabeth
1790-98No George's listed.
1799George, F. John
1800-01No George's listed.
1802George, F. John
1803No George's listed.
1806George, F or J Fredrick; George, John??
1807George, J.? Fredrick; George, Henry
1808No Tax List
1810George, Fredrick J.; George, Catherine
1812George, Fredrick J.; George, Catherine
1813George, Fredrick J.; George, Catherine
Years 1813-1817 very difficult to read & I could well have missed some names.
1829George, Joseph; George, Joab
Some useful info to go on. I also sent for some deeds for Emsley, William & John in Madison Co. Will follow-up with that info when I have it.