Nanette, I know I have communicated with you before. If you check on this site regularly, you know Gene Pertner has passed. I am trying to follow up on his latest entry to the Aggus site. I have hit the weirdest thing and I need help with your line from Mason P., Issac J.Aggus. In the Madison, Missouri 1850 census, Mason P. and wife Mary are listed along with two of their children. Here is where it gets weird. One child is Ervin/Irvin age 4 months and his older brother "James J.B.", age 2 years. This would make "James J.B." born in 1848, same year as Issac J. Aggus, who has been proven to be Ervin's older brother and Mason's eldest son. What are the chances Isaac's middle name is James? Do you have anything on this? Ervin's info is dead on accurate, his birthdate, the distance between him and his older sibling. It is just the name of the older brother because the birthdate is accurate for Isaac J., not a "James J.B." I don't know if this completly slipped by Gene or if he was in the process of catching it. I went back and checked my records for Mason's children and it confirms the two boys dates (Isaac & Ervin). Mason and Mary's ages at the time of the census are also dead accurate, as well as Cynthia Aggus's( Mason's mother) who was listed with them. There was a daughter born to Mason and Mary between Isaac and Erv named Cynthia, but she was born and died in 1849, before the 1850 census was taken, also making sense. Their daughter Mary was not born until 1851, also explaining why she wasn't on the census. (She died the next year, 1852) Their 4 other children were all born later also. I find no other explanation, than perhaps Isaac J.'s middle name was "James" and they dropped calling him James and opted for using his first name Issac instead. What the J.B. initials are is also a mystery. Maybe it was just a transcribing error????? Please look into your files as soon as you get a chance and see if you can help me solve this mystery. Or maybe this is well known to everyone but me! Wouldn't be the first time. Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you again. Pamela Aggus Hayden You can E-mail me direct if you want.