Hi, Leonard Thanks for helping me out on that one. You are exactly right. I must have been thinking of Laura's first husband's name as Charles Mobley. Francis M. Blackford was Laura's father. Leonard, do you know if Charles Kinney,or Frank Kinney (Laura's last husband) married Laura's sister, Julia? after Laura's death? He lived quite a while after her death, and I found him in the census with a 'Julia' listed as wife. Also, have you learned anything more about Ed Dixon's step sister, Isabelle? Her father'sname was William Short. Also, do you know if Laura's husband, Ed Dixon was married to anyone before his marriage to Laura? Another person on the forum had some interesting information about a Ed Dixon, who had a family in Ohio, then moved to Illinois and started another family. Let me know by email, please.