William Aldrich purchased land in Ralls/Pike County Missouri in 1857, family thinks prior to this he worked as a logger in Kentucky. William had a son James Richard who was born in Ralls County MO in 1861. James Richard married first Mary Jane Snell, two children James Sanford Aldrich and Melvin Aldrich. James Richard married second, Effie Williams, children, Guy Aldrich, Alberta, Minnie and Eleanora, all born in Ralls Co Missouri. Any help appreciated.