Thank you very much for your helpful response. I have been able to find some of this info on Ancestry.com but I am having a great deal of trouble with Abram C Hull's parents. I have found an Abraham Hull born in New York who's dates might fit the right period to be Abram's father. There is an Abram Conklin Hull born within in a year of my relative who died in 1955 in Missouri. Im not aware of anybody over the decades ever mentioning a relative in Missouri. Any help here will be greatly appreciated.