I think that the pieces will probably all fall together.
I have Thomas and Margaret in Richland Twp. in the 1860, 1870 and 1880 censuses and depending on where in Richland Twp., it could be considered near Galesburg.As I indicated in my earlier posting, I found mention of them in the records for St. Ann's Parish, Paris, in the 1880s/1890s (St. Ann's was a mission of St. Philip's in Reed City.)along with some of their children. I guessed that they moved there but it is just as likely that they paid extended visits as they grew older?
Anyway.I am very curious about your connection and would like to compare notes?Please do email me "off the board"?