Thank you very much for the message concerning the McNabney family. James McNabney is also my gg grandfather. We just returned from a trip to Perry County Illinois in November. I have pictures of the land where the homestead was. Be glad to E-mail if your interested. We searched county records there to locate the gravesite of James and were unsuccessful. We do have copies of land records where both James and his son William owned land in Perry Co. Also found marriage records of William, my g grandfather. Elizabeth, James's wife, came to Hodgeman Co. Kansas with William, later moving to California where she passed, according to our record. My lineage is James - William - William Howard - Grace, my mother, who is still living. My mother says she is a cousin to former Colorado Gov Roemer. I haven't researched this and can't give any source yet. William Howard (died in Liberal Ks.) died at 34 years when my mother was 2 yrs old. The family then moved back to Hodgeman Co., Ks. Also have a documented source that states William, son of James, rode with General George Custer's infantry shortly after the civil war, prior to the campaign of the Little Big Horn. I would greatly appreciate any information you can provide and will gladly share mine with you.