Hi Wayne I have been unable to trace my family back very far.All I know at this point is I descended from Thomas Earleywine who was born in Bladensburg, Knox CO Ohio in 1829. According to his death certificate his father's name was Samuel.I know there was a Samuel Earleywine who married Patty Rumsey the year before Thomas was born but have no documentation to prove that is the Samuel that is my ancestor. Thomas Earleywine (the name was spelled all kinds of ways) married Sarah Jane Parks in Clayton Co IA in October 1849.He served in the Civil War with the Kansas 8th, Co G,and a few years after his return he settled in Harrison Co IA where he remained until his death in 1915.He had 10 children: Thessey, Anna Eliza, Samuel (my grandfather), Mahala, Sarah Abigail, Thomas Lincoln, Dora E., James Thaddeus, and twins Homer and Herman. I have not been able to travel and have no further information back on his family.I have much on his wife, Sarah Jane Parks.
If you think there is a connection, I would love to hear from you and would welcome any information. Shirley