Larry... You mentioned "the Valentine boy" being buried in the old McHenry Cem. near McHenry. Do you have anything more on this Valentine boy or family?
I have a William Valentine (b. late 1700's) who was the son of Robert Valentine of the Mohawk Valley, NY. William is said to have removed from NY and settled in McHenry County, IL. (source: Family History of Michael Jackson by Horace Mortimore Jackson, 1906-1909)
Horace Jackson married into the Valentine Family descended from William's brother Robert.