Amanda's father was Lacey Brant and her mother was Angeline Brown of Berrien County, MI. Her death record gives her age as "About 85 years". Amanda Brant married Norman Brant of Berrien County, Michigan. Norman was the son of Artaxeres and Ascenth Brant. After Norman died in 1879 she married to Daniel Matthews. Her marrage to Norman Brant was on 02 Nov 1851 when she was "16" years of age. Census records give her birth year as 1835.