Hi.....I have the death certificate for my GRGRGrandmother, Catherine McKitrick who was born 28 Jan, 1834. It says she was born in Licking County, to James McKitrick and Cynthia Hook. Since we are looking at the same names, and about the same time frame, I wonder if you know anything of this James and this Catherine. Catherine also had a sister named Mary. Mary and Catherine both married in Effingham Illinois about 1850, and according to Catherine's obit, were "reared" by a Dr. Jacob Bishop, having come to Effingham in 1846. There is a probate record in Licking county concerning James and Cynthia, and I am anxiously awaiting copies of it....will post what it says when I get it. Please let me know if these James' are related.