I'm looking for information on the following families:
Abner Wakefield m. Emily Murphy, May 22, 1853, in Wayne Co., Michigan. In 1870, they're living in Boone Co., IL, with children Albert, Jane and Frank.
Abner's father's name seems to have many variations -- Bazaleel, Barzelial, Barzillai, Brasilla and Zeal. In 1830, in Wayne Co., Mich., he's listed as Zeal Wakefield, head of household for 2 males 20-29 and 1 female 20-29.
In 1840, his brothers Abner Wakefield and Lid (Leonard) are living in Winnebago Co., IL, in 1840: Abner, 1 male 30-39, 1 male 5-9, 1 male under 5, 1 female 20-29, 1 female under 5; Lid, 1 male 30-39, 1 male 5-9, 2 males under 5, 1 female 20-29, 1 female 5-9, 1 female under 5.
I believe their sister, Jane Wakefield, married David Murphy. Their daughter, Emily Murphy, married Abner Wakefield, son of Zeal listed above. By 1870, David and Abner's families are both living in Caledonia, Boone Co., IL. Other family members live nearby in Belvidere.
I believe David Murphy's mother's name was Sarah. He had a brother, Robert, whose wife was named Maria. Possibly another brother, John Livingston, who's wife may have been Phebe Holcomb. They may be related to families by the name of Wheldon, Whelden, Sheldon or Shelden.
I have lots of pieces, but the puzzle doesn't fit together. Does anybody recognize these folks?