James, I too am trying to locate Lights from Osage County,Mo. What were the years for your William Light? My grandfather's grandmother was Martha Ellen Light who married William Andrew Branson. Most people have her as the daughter of Andrew and Lucinda Light but her Missouri Death record says her parents were William Light and Elizabeth Pounds.Census records would seem to prove the Andrew and Lucinda Light,but they can also be misleading. Just wondering if our families were connected and if you had any info you could share with me. Thanks! Traci B.