Amanda (Brown) Patrick was the daughter of my 4th great grandfather, Moses Brown, with his second wife, Nancy Perkins. Amanda married Samuel A. Patrick. Various books show them as being the parents of two daughters. However, it looks like they also had a son, James Patrick, shown in the 1850 census. There is also an assortment of other family members living with them.
1850 US Census, MI, Cass, Jefferson; ancestry.com; Samuel Patrick Family.
Samuel Patrick, 40, b OH, farmer $1,200
Amanda Patrick, 37 b MS
James Patrick, 14 b OH; son?
Eliza Patrick, 9 b OH; daughter
Emily A. Patrick, 4 b MI; daughter Elma
Nancy Brown, 43 b SC; Amanda’s widowed mother with an incorrect age
Samantha Brown, 21 b OH; Amanda’s sister
1860 US Census, MI, Cass, Jefferson; ancestry.com; Samuel Patrick family.
Samuel Patrick, 51 b OH; farmer
Amanda Patrick, 47 b MS
Elma Patrick, 14 b MI; daughter
James M. Reed, 14 b OH; unknown child
Nancy Brown, 73 b SC; Amanda’s mother with her correct age
Resana Brown, 4 b OH; unknown child
1870 US Census, MI, Cass, Jefferson; ancestry.com; Samuel Patrick family.
Samuel Patrick, 60 b OH, $6,000, farmer
Amanda Patrick, 57 b MS, keeping house
Ella Patrick, 24 b MI; daughter, Elma
Elizabeth Patrick, 16 b MI; Amanda's niece, orphaned daughter of Nancy (Brown) & Johnston Patrick
1880 US Census, MI, Cass, Cassopolis; ancestry.com; Amanda Patrick family.
Amanda Patrick, 67 b MS, widow, keeping house
Elma Patrick, 32 b MI, daughter, at home
Rolfe Patrick, 9 b MI, grandson
and assorted borders
I imagine Amanda & Samuel's big farm house as a place of welcome for all family members.