These were the only GROOMS in Cumberland Co., KY at the time of the 1880 census.Your Matilda was almost certainly the daughter of Minerva and UNKNOWN Grooms, and she had a brother George and a sister Rachel.
I have listed them, just as the appeared on the census.SIDE BY SIDE!!!!
Most likely her widowed mother and sister. 1880 - Careys, Cumberland, KentuckyPage 184B Minervy GROOMS Self F W W 42 TN Keeping House Fa: TN Mo: TN Rachel GROOMS Dau F S W 23 TN Fa: TN Mo: TN
Her brother. 1880 - Careys, Cumberland, KentuckyPage 184C Gorge GROOMS Self M S W 25 TN Farmer Fa: TN Mo: TN
1880 - Careys, Cumberland, KentuckyPage 184C Hanes MOONS Self M M W 19 TN Laborer Fa: TN Mo: TN Tilda J. MOONS Wife F M W 20 KY Keeping House Fa: TN Mo: TN Mary M. MOONS Dau F S W 3 KY Fa: KY Mo: TN