Thanks Bruce, I'll be waiting anxiously for the email. Where did you find the 1850. I've been doing a county by county, line by line search and I can't find a thing for 1850. Any help would be appreciated. I don't have much but will be happy to share. John N. or M., not sure which initial is correct, moved to Arkansas, had a son Walter. Walter died when his children were small, so it is Walter's granddaughter who I am helping. Her father, Walter's son, born 1917, is still living, and quite sharp, and wants to find out all he can about his father's family.