Helping a school friend who is related to Amanda (b.1838)via her daughter MelissaMabel Wood Bray who lived in Mason City, Neb., Custer County.She had 6 children, daughter Ruby is my friends mother.Friend is Mary Sue Millen Hoover.Good book is History of Laclede Co. Mo. Vol. 1 GR 977.8815 HIS 1979(p.123,124,159,160).I stopped off 44 going to St. Louis last summer and went to Richland, Mo. and talked to Bohannons owners of feed store & cousins.Never found the Hillhouse cemetery (time constraints).I'm a "newbie" at this.MSMH would be interested in Josiah M.'s lineage.(I'm taking 2 classes at our local tech school on researching, so hope you are patient!