Dan, I find Militha Maiden in the 1850 Knox Co. census. She is living with a Benjamin Maiden, 50 VA. and Nancy, 48, N.C.. I assume this is her parents, however she is is listed as being 26 years old and the oldest next child is 18. Militha is listed as born in TN., as are the other children. I believe her sister (?) Nancy married Thomas Fuson.