Miller, Thanks for your help.I believe that I now have some information to check out. I think Sallie Pettit's parents were Wm. R. Spruce and Mary M. Lewis, married Pope Co. in 1843. John Franklin McAlister,the uncle of Alice McAlister Rowland, that I spoke of in my first message was the fourth County Judge of Boone, Co. I have another posting at #623.