Hello Theda, Nancee, et al,
Took a longer look at John S and select ch. in census.
From what I can tell,
Andrew Jackson Blue , b. 1837 was #1 husband
of Eliza Jane Gookin. They m. abt 1864 until 1873
when AJ died.
On 16 Apr 1877 Eliza Jane m. AJ's half brother, Absalom Blue.
Abs continued to help raise her young ch. plus Abs & Jane
had two more ch: Lura and Gertrude Blue.
That info helps explain the differences in ages between
the 1870 and 1880 est. birth years for Eliza Jane's husbands.
At least that is what it all looks like to me.
Let me know if you have some updates on that family.
Mary Beth in Wisconsin ......... hope this helps someone out there.