The next census, in 1870, lists Henry on page 480b beginning on line 8. He is listed as Henry Oneill, 41, Farmer, born in Tennessee. His wife, Amanda, 30, keeping house, born in Arkansas, and the children: George N., 15, born in Texas, James H., 7, born in Texas, and Lelia, 2, born in Texas.
Henry and Amanda had one last child together, John Beasley, born January 17, 1873. Apparently the birth of this child resulted in her death, for on January 27, 1873, 10 days after John Beasley was born, Amanda died. Amanda was buried in the O’Neill Cemetery with her children, J.H, Alice, and Carrie, who preceded her in death. At the time of Amanda’s death, Henry would have been 44 years old with five children: George N. (17), James (10), Susan Lela (5), Mary Emma (2), and John Beasley (10 days old).
Eleven months after the death of his wife, Amanda, Henry married a third time to Sarah “Addie” Adeline Seale on November 29, 1873, in Gonzales County, TX. This date is documented at the Gonzales County Courthouse Annex in Gonzales County, however, Addie’s application for a widow’s pension lists their marriage date as December 3, 1873. Their names on the marriage license are Henry O’Neill and Ada Smiley.
The 1880 census of Gonzales Co., TX, lists Henry (53), with wife, Ada (30), and ten children: George N. O’Neill (25), James O’Neill (18), Eli Smiley (15), Lela O’Neill (12), Mattie Smiley (12), Neal Smiley (8), Emma O’Neill (7), Beasley O’Neill (6), Maude O’Neill (4), and Fannie O’Neill (3). The entire 1890 census was destroyed and therefore is not available.
Texas Deaths 1890-1976 - Susan Lela Richardson, 21 Dec 1964, Widowed b. 16 Oct 1867 father Henry O'Neill, mother Amanda Clark; d. 21 Dec 1964 Eastland, Eastland, TX "Texas, Deaths, 1890-1976," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K3X2-VQ2 : accessed 20 October 2015), Susan Lela Richardson, 21 Dec 1964; citing certificate number 76312, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,117,653.
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