Carl, I believe that your John is John B. born to John Imel and his wife of the time of his birth Fanny Harper m.
March 20, 1834. All five of their chilldren are listed in l850 census with their father. They are Sarah 18, Katherine 15, Daniel 13, John ( B ) 12, and little Mariah 10. You may know whose children were living with him, they are Simon 7, Hiriam 5, Elizabeth 4, (Betsty) and baby James C. in 1860 Samuel now 7. They could be the children of the family, posibly the sisters were still with him. Letty I believe m. David L Boze, Mariah is 35, born in Va.
living with John Imel. Possible she moved to be with her family.MORERESERCH Rebecca is living with her brother Stephen's hfamily in 1870, with her mother Mary. These children were living with John J. and Lydia in Jefferson twp. in the 1860 census. They could be children of Lydia who is seven years older than John J. Let me know what you have. I don't know if these children are Bailey children.