I have run into your messages on both the Worden and Allen forums,which I am also searching-wondering if we have a connection perhaps? I am searching for info re:Julia Worden who married William Burns in LaSalle Co.,Illinois and they settled in Benton-Franklin Co.area of Mo. One or both may have been Cherokee. I am also looking for info on George Washington Allen born in Vigo Co.Indiana and married in Benton Co.Mo. to Eliza Jane Burns and then her sister Mary Catherine Burns. I descend from both Burns lines. Anything here ring a bell?