I don't have the book personally, but I was told that there is just a mention of Sylvester Amanda with no further info?
All, I have been able to piece together, and it is still sketchy is that Amanda's father is John Mathias (this fact is certain). He was born abt.1827 VA, his father was born in Holland. John died after 1890 where he appears on the veterans schedule in Pulaski Co., KY. Amanda was born 23 July 1852 in VA. In 1860, she is living with her father John and stepmother Elizabeth in Darke Co. OH. In 1870, they are all in Shelby Co, and she has already married Sylvester, 29 Jan 1868. From what I have been able to piece together, I BELIEVE her mother to be Mary Ann Zirkle of Rockingham Co, VA. John and Mary Ann were married 17 Oct 1850 in Rockingham Co. That is where Amanda was probably born. Then appaprently they moved to Miami Co, OH. There are land records for John and Mary Ann in 1855/56? Then John marries Elizabeth Kiser/Kizer/Kaiser 25 Feb 1857, and they have more children, one of which is my gr-grandfather. There is a lot on the Zirkle line here in Ancestry.com. But, I have been unable to definitely verify that Mary Ann is Amanda's mother. And I have been unable to trace back any further info on John.
I hope some of this helps you. Let me know if I can provide more, and I would love to hear more about Amanda and Sylvester. You have just provided me with info on their daughter, Anna. Thank-you.
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