George and Amanda are my great-great-grandparents. According to my grandmother, Jessie Karrick Tevis, Amanda was orphaned when her parents were killed by Indians. As for her last name... She's shown as a McCarty in the 1850 Federal Census and on her marriage record. My great-grandfather's biography states Amanda's father was Peter Shrout and her mother was a McCarthy. However, my great-grandfather's death certificate shows Amanda's maiden name as Wills. I haven't been able to prove any of this. Any ideas???