James If your still looking at these letter I hope you have some info on a Mary J. Evers that was the second wife of Elijah Hicks Lancaster. The 1870 cesnsu for Massac Co., ILL has here as wife to Elijah and three Alexander Children in the house with them, Robert L. 16, Charles L. 11, and Benjamin F. age 7. Mary born in TN, Robert in MS, Charles in ILL and Ben in ILL. I'm try to fit together the life of Elijah Lancaster. He was in Graves Co., KY in 1850, and Weakley Co., TN in 1860, and with Mary in Massac Co., ILL in 1870 family # 64, Pg 8, image 433. Elijah was 49 in 1870 and he and Mary disapered after that.
Any info may help. Thank Bart Williams of Abilene, TX