In the 1850 US Federal Census for Mountain, Crawford, Arkansas, 46-year-old North Carolina-born farmer Alexander Nortin [sic] [transcribed as Nieters] and his 44-year-old North Carolina-born wife Betty [Elizabeth Dodd] Nordin have in their household their children, 16-year-old Letha, 13-year-old George, 6-year-old Barbara, 4-year-old Rebecka [sic] D, and 3-year-old James K P. Letha was born in Tennessee, but the rest of the children were born in Arkansas, showing that the family moved from Tennessee to Arkansas after 1834 but before 1837. Alexander owns no property of value. Alexander and Elizabeth are illiterate. None of the children have attended school in the past year. In the 1860 US Federal Census for Cedar Creek, Crawford, Arkansas, 23-year-old Arkansas-born farmer William McCaslin has $30 worth of personal property but no land of value. He and his 18-year-old Arkansas-born wife Barbary [sic] [Nordin] have in their household their Arkansas-born son 5-month old David.