In the 1840 US Federal Census for Mercer County, Kentucky, Jerh. [sic Jeremiah] Laws has in his household one male 70 and under 80 [himself], two females between 20 and under 30, and one female 60 and under 70 [his second wife, Susanah Bailey Laws]. Living next door to Jeremiah is his son from his first marriage to Frances Durham Laws, J. M. Laws who has in his household one male 5 and under 10, one male 30 and under 40 [himself] and one female under 5. In the 1850 US Federal Census for District 1, Boyle, Kentucky, 71-year-old Virginia-born Susan [sic] [Bailey] Laws owns $1,600 worth of real estate. In her household are 41-year-old Kentucky-born Elizabeth Laws, 17-year-old Kentucky-born Susan E Laws, 16-year-old Kentucky-born Harriet Laws, 14-year-old Kentucky-born Sarah I, 8-year-old Kentucky-born Jeremiah Laws, 4-year-old Kentucky-born William O B Laws, and 4-year-old Kentucky-born Narcissa W. I'm not certain of the relationship of these people to Susanah, but I presume that Elizabeth is a daughter-in-law, and the children are Susanah's grandchildren. SKETCH OF THE LIFE OF SUSANNAH (SUSAN) BAILEY by Ralph Banks Susannah (or Susan) Bailey was born about 1780 in Virginia to Unknown (White) and John Bailey. According to Laws family history, due to a repressive childhood and hard farm work that seemed to never end; Susan, during her late teens or early twenties, on her own and with only the help of a friendly Indian (Native American) guide, migrated via horseback all the way from Virginia to Kentucky. Susan was married to Jeremiah Laws (II) 27 August 1805 in Mercer County, Kentucky. And, Jeremiah and Susan then became the parents of five (5) children, including James Madison Laws born 20 September 1809 in Mercer County, Kentucky. James Madison Laws later was married first, to Pauline Calvert and second, to Clarissa Caroline Brenton. Later in their married life Susan and Jeremiah owned about 800 acres of land on the Salt River in Kentucky, with Jeremiah deceasing 14 September 1845 in Boyle County (in what recently had been part of Mercer County), Kentucky. Susan deceased in the late fall or early winter of 1862, apparently as a result of being away from home to avoid the Civil War Battle of Perryville action (battle fought 8 October 1862), and in the process being exposed to some winter weather causing a severe cold or Pneumonia from which she did not recover. By a great3-grandson of Susan (Bailey) and Jeremiah Laws (II), November 2011. REFERENCES:- Halsell, Elsie Mae (Smyth) Wright Rohre; The Mattingly and Laws Families in Texas, 1883-1983; Williamson Co, TX; 1983.- Laws, William Bryan (Bill); The Long Ride to Kentucky; Coleman (Texas) newspaper; 27 Jan 1981.- Taylor, Alice Matilda (Laws); The Laws and Brenton Families and Related Lines; Winfield, Titus Co, TX; 1924-1928.- Waters, Beatrice May (Foster); The Laws Family and Related Lines; Plymouth, NC; 2002.