Kristina alerted me to your message.Thank you for introducing yourself!A trip to Muskingum is on my short list also.I take it we are all from the same line.I happen to be out of Nancy (b. 1809) and James Acheson (b. 1805) also, so somehow I managed a double dose of Acheson genes.
I kept track of the related families also in the various census' and databases.The Morrows were of particular interest to me, because my Dad's name was Robert Morrow Acheson.When I began searching Achesons in 1984, the source for the Morrow name was a mystery.When I made my first genealogy trip in 1985 to Aisworth Cemetery, Washington County, IA there were several Morrows associated with Achesons.The same was later true in Muscatine and in Washington Co., PA.I have done quite a bit of census work on the Morrows, too.I would be quite happy to receive any photos you may have of them.
The Morrows, Reeds, Cherrys, and other related families were all United Presbyterians that intermarried and generally shared the same emigrations.
I initially had my data in a relational database; however, when the genealogy programs started to become a little more robust, as far as search functions go, I tried starting with three different on-line Acheson databases.They all had several major errors, so I scraped them.I created my own database, then I made it conform to John Leon Acheson's work in the early 1900s.Right now, thanks to Kristina, I am adding Cooke's information to the database.I have two more completely different sources that I will be integrating this fall that are strong in the descendants of Mathew Acheson. I have very strong information for the Humphrey and John Acheson lines.
I think that the time is right to share all the info we have under one base database.The Acheson family files that the LDS, FTM and others have been making available to the web are quite inaccurate, because there is no standard for accuracy or screening that takes place before it is published on the websites.The fact that our generation's research has access to literally all the Federal databases means that we have a great advantage over prior researchers.
Jon, I think that it would be great for the three of us to collaborate, with a goal of getting accurate information published with the appropriate credits to prior researchers.
Please email me at achesonatsoftcom.net and I will get you Kristina's contact info.