Adrienne here is a discussion among your cousins about Matilda Caroline Rector (who married William Castleton Gibson) and her father Charles Millard Rector: http://genforum.com/rector/messages/2080.htmlhttp://genforum.com/rector/messages/2080.html
I haven't forgotten the newspaper article you'd like to find. ;D
Bazinga! See post below:
"I am related to Charles and Hester "Smith" Rector through their daughter Sarah Elizabeth Rector "Brown." I have quite a bit of information and pictures of the Rectors from the time they came from Indiana to Missouri to now. I have been trying to find documentation on Hester which shows she was an Indian. I have a picture of Sarah's bothers and half brothers in Indian dress around the year 1920."