Hi John, Thanks for the information.Does anyone know where in Penn Township Prairie Home was?I do not know if they would still be on your plat map as my great, great grandfather Julius Shay died in 1893 and I don't know when the farm would have been sold. His wife Elizabeth died by accident in 1888.They moved from Knox County, Illinois to Gallatin County, then to Penn Township, Shelby County sometime in the 1860's.I have been trying to find where the farm would have been.Maybe it is on an older plat map. On my great grandparent's wedding certificate Aug. 25, 1887, it is stated in Prairie Home, Shelby County, Illinois by Reverend James Write. Reverend Write was a relation and may not have been from Shelby County. Thanks Jim.