I am looking for a Matilda Jane Kepler/Keppler/Klepper b. ca 1829-1833 who ended up in Texas. She married my GGGrandfather W. W. Cawood/Caywood ca 1853 but cannot find any records of this marriage (He was married to Susan Webb in Robertson Cy, TX in July 10,1848 but no records of divorce found.
Matilda and W. W. Cawood/Caywood had 5 children with the oldest born 1853-1856. My GGF was the second born.
The 1860 Census (Madison CY, TX) shows Matilda to be 27 and born in Louisiana.
The 1870 Census (Madison Cy, TX) shows her to be remarried to V. Leonard and 39 years old. Old handwritten notes say she did not stay married to V. Leonard very long. The 1870 census also shows a S.G.(?) Keppler -19 year old female -living with them.
The 1880 Census of Lee Cy, TX shows Matilda Lenard living with her son (my GGFather) and to be 51 years old. (She seems to gain 12 years every census).
I have no record of her death nor burial except for old family notes but cannot confirm any of that. I have been unable to track her family back nor can I track the Cawood/Caywood family back.
If any of this fits into anyone's family, please contact me.
Rockdale, Milam Cy, TX