Hello, Jason. My great-grandmother, Savilla Matilda Dehafen Lawton, a widow with several children, married Allen Jason Messenger in Mercer County, Missouri, some time in the late 1800s. That marriage apparently ended in the early 1900s after the birth of three additional children, Lloyd Henry Messenger; Iva Lowell Messenger; and Cecil Coy Messenger. It is believed that Allen then may have moved to Iowa. Does this suggest any ties to your own family? For example, where did your first name come from? Hope to hear from you soon. Others, as well, if they can contribute to my search.