Thank you. I think William and Mary might be Elizabeth's grandparents or aunt and uncle. I believe she is the daughter of their son Richard. Unfortunately, I can't find any records except census before 1850 for Josiah (which might be the middle name of one of their sons). And of course there are no names on the census. All I have is a notation in my local geneological society about her daughter that gives her maiden name as Marietta Myrtle Williams. I've used census records, etc. to find Marietta's sisters and discovered that her mother was Betsy Sinkey Willison Hoskins. The Sinkeys, Willisons and Hoskins were all listed together in the Jackson Co. IA census records from 1850 on. I haven't even been able to discover her husband 'Willison's' given name although I do know the county where he died. Again no death or cemetary records. "Sigh"