In the 1860 US Federal Census for Hawkins, Phelps, Missouri, 28-year-old Tennessee-born Carpenter James McNatt owns $150 worth of real estate and $100 worth of personal property. He and his 37-year-old wife Elizabeth [maiden name unknown] McNatt have in their household their Tennessee-born children, 20-year-old Eli, 18-year-old I N, 16-year-old Nancy, 13-year-old W J, 7-year-old M A, 6-year-old John, 3-year-old Joseph and one-year-old S E. No one is recorded as having attended school in the past year. Letter by John McNatt, concerning his sister Nancy Fletcher's whereabouts to the pension special investigator for William Jasper McCaslin's minor pension application: "Isham July 12 1897 Dear Sir i recived your letter asking of my sister i have not hear from hear sence you was here She did not come nor she has not wrote so i dont now what has happend for she has not wrote when you was here. her address was webber fall it (Webbers Falls I.T.) [in a different handwriting] your respecill, John McNatt."