Hello Mace,s - Can you help? Since abt. 1980 I have been stymied on the following. Samuel Parker of Franklin County Virginia (W. VA.) married 1st to Elizabeth Mace in Nichols County Virginia (W. VA.) on July 7, 1826.They produced 9 children. The family left Virginia abt. 1837 to Burlington, Des Moines County Iowa but left there in May 1845 for Oregon taking the Oregon Trail.They, and others, were lost for about two weeks in the Oregon high desert country and many people died before recue came and led them to The Dalles Methodist Mission on the Columbia River. Elizabeth Mace Parker, her 2 yr. old dau., Virginia, and new born son, Samuel Luther Parker, all died from so-called Mountain Fever at The Dalles within a few days. The whole family, except two were very ill but recovered. My question: Who were Elizabeth Mace Parkers parents & family: where from etc. Please respond to my E-mail; firstname.lastname@example.org Thenk you for your efforts, sincerely, Dick G.