I'm looking for some info regarding the family of John & Mary Bumgardner (or Bumgarner, Bomgardner, Baumgardner). Originally from the Ashe/Watauga/Wilkes Co., NC area, they lived in the Trade area of Johnson Co. from abt. 1840 to abt. 1870 according to the census records. John had two children from a previous relationship (Barbara Houck) named Barbary and David. John & Mary had the following children: Mary (b. 1825), Katherine (b. 1825; married George Wheeler Dotson and moved to Pike Co., KY), Frances (married Thomas Oliver), Ann (b. 1831 or 1833), and John II (b. 1833 or 1835; married Esther Hayes).
First, John's wife Mary (unknown maiden name) was living with John in The Trade area up to the 1860 census. In 1870, John is living with his son John II & family in NC, but no Mary. Does anyone know if she died in Johnson Co., and if so when and where she might be buried.
Also, their daughters Mary & Ann (or Anna) are listed with them in 1850. By 1860, Mary drops off the map, but Anna still lives with them. By 1870, Ann is missing from both the group that moved back to NC and the group that remained in Johnson Co... Any idea as to their whereabouts after they respectively go dark in the records?
Thanks for any help that can be provided.