I guess I'm a little late in this discussion but maybe I can help. If you have not already learned any of this.
James Gaddy first appears in the 1850 Carroll Co AR census with Lydia, Sarah (3) and Martin (1). His brother George is also in the 1850 census but brother William arrived to late for the census. James, George and William all are listed as paying taxes in 1851, 1852 and 1856. In 1860 Lydia appears to be listed as widow and as James does not show as a last name listed he likely died between 1856 and 1859. In 1860 Lydia is listed in Carroll Co. with Sarah C, (12), Elizabeth C. (9), Martin B. (11), Louisa J. (6) and Debby E. (4). All children are listed a b-AR so perhaps James arrived in AR about 1847 or 1848. In 1870 Lydia is listed in Stone Co., MO with Sarah (20), Martin (18) and Emily (14). Some of the women had gone to MO (primarily Greene Co.) for the war after William was murdered by Confederate bushwhackers in April 1862 shortly after the battle of Pea Ridge. In 1860 there is also a Sarah Gaddy (22 b-TN)listed in the household of William Long in Carroll Co. AR. This may or may not be the same Sarah listed with Lydia in MO but double listings for individuals occasionally happens. As the William line is my primary interest I never investigated if the other children not listed in 1870 may have been living nearby.
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