Material collected by Charles A. Iliff, Sr. of Ft Myers, FL, suggests that Stephen McLain Iliff was born in 1824 in KY. His father was James Iliff, b. 1781, Sussex County, N.J. James is also listed as having died in 1864, at Newton, IA. James's wife was Rachel Boyles, b. 1779 in Wheeling, WV, d. 1851. James is listed son of a Thomas Iliff, b. abt 1750. Mother possibly Margaret Hunt, although there is debate, including here on Forum, as to which Thomases married Margaret Hunt(s).