After the Civil War, Martha Jane Spotts, widow of William Lyons Spotts, returned to Missouri and lived in Wakenda and Moss Creek Twps. There were 5 surviving children: John William, Nicholas Hope, Benjamin Huston, Rudolph H., and Adrian W. Nicholas married Kittie Haines in September 1873 and lived on his Moss Creek farm until he died on June 8, 1921. There were 8 children: Susan (b. July 4, 1874), William Lyons (b. February 24, 1876), Daisy (b. January 11, 1878), Rolla (b. February 20, 1881), Edgar (b. February 7, 1883), Repps (b. March 2, 1885), Roscoe (b. October 7, 1889), and Julian Clyde (b. April 18, 1896). Roscoe was the father of Roscoe Lynch Spotts who lived in Bettendorf, Iowa before moving to Macon. Roscoe provided me with the photos of William Lyons, Martha Jane, and Nicholas and considerable information regarding the Spotts families in Saline and Carroll Counties, Missouri. I am very grateful for his contributions to the family histories. He began my journey into the past.