John A. Jefferson and wife, Tempeanna Downey (born about 1840 in Ohio), married October 3, 1860. Tempeanna may have been a native Indian. They had two children, William Oliver Jefferson (born 1863) and Charles (born 1864). Tempeanna Jefferson is listed as the head of household in the 1870 census for Liberty Township, Wabash County, Indiana. I am looking for John A. Jefferson's date of death in Wabash County, Indiana--tradition has it that he was killed by Indians.
R. Ned Brooks