My great grandparents were Solomon and Cynthia Louisa Cook of Chrisman, IL.
Cynthia(I've been told she was called Louisapronounced like LOOSEY) was the daughter ofIsaac Ketner and Margaret (Earls) Ketner.Their family group sheet is as follows:
Isaac Ketner b~1821 OHmarried 5 May 1845 Fairfield Co., OHto Margaret Earls their children: 1.Cynthia Louisa b 1846 OH 2. Cristiam A b 1849 OH 3.Lafayette b 1852 OH 4.George b 1853 IL 5.John b 1856 IL 6.Delbertb 1859 IL 7.Rosab 1865 IL(This information comes from 1850, 1870, 1880 census, I have more info on the children)
By the Estate file of Peter Earls and the Will of Christina Ringo, I can identify this couple as the parents of Margaret, Maria, Enoch and Eliza.
Their family group sheet: Peter Earlsd April 2, 1859 Paris, ILmarriedChristina (maiden name unknown) b 1800 or 1806NY 1.Margaret b 1833 NY 2.Mariab1834 NY 3.Enoch b ~1833 NY 4.ElizaBrewer(I know the birth dates can't all be right)
Paris Public Library has Heritage Quest which is a computer program that searches Federal Census.So I'll spend some time trying to find more information this way.I'm not sure what else to do.It's obvious that I'd better find out more about New York history and see if I can find any published family histories.If you have any sage advice, I'd be glad to hear it.