Oh thank you very much.I have searched for a long time and had lots of guesses but was not sure.Converse was a teacher and lived in Grattan. he was married to Mary an he is in the Kent co history books. I always thought there was a connection as they are burried in Ashly Cemetery also. Thank you so much for the reply.My email is email@example.com.I will search the board for more information.I would be glad to share any info that I have. Matilda is my 3great grandmother.I am very thankful.