I am researching the Messer Secrest family who were in Owen Co., Indiana by 1819 and possibly may have moved on after 1870. Some indication to Kosciusko Co., Indiana might be where they migrated to. Messer and wife, Malinda Pittman McBride had children, Elizabeth, Messer, John, Harriet, Amanda, James Henry, Charles (my direct ancestor), Lewis, Linday May or Malinda and/or Mary. Information I've received indicates Messer born in Mason Co., Kentucky and Malinda in North Carolina. Anyone else interested in or researching this family please contact me.