I have a typewritten document of sale of his land to settle his estate.This document said he had nine children;....George, Robert, Rebecca, Amanda, Malvina, Lucinda, Israel, May and John Wm.Hand written notes say that Polly was Mary Benefiel --??.and that John could have been married several times...Don't know!!! Another note: a John Benefiel McCleave married Sarah Boan (latter Bowen) Mathais and their children were Amanda, Malvina and Wm who died young.This Malvina (1829-1914) married Hiram Hardacre.(1828-1900).There were 4-5 children.Most are buried at White House Cemetery, west of Lawrenceville, IL. Can anyone shed some light on these people? I am working on the Hardacre line. Elizabeth McCleave's son Samuel Smith, Jr. married Barbara ann Hardacre in 1835. From this marriage there were 13 Smith children.