That's my mother's father.I was trying to find a record of his beating out William Jennings Bryan for the Illinois State Gold Medal in Oratory about 1867 when this turned up My mother Ruby's mother's name was Luella, not Lucella, orphaned young and raised by her mother's sister. She's in the Edward J(?)Randolph book. I own the only piece of furniture, a chest, that William's sister Mary saved from a terrible fire, probably over the border in Nebraska. She must have died around 1930. Uncle Ben owned a lot of land near Vermont and McComb, IL, and died in Springfield about 1938. Aunt Fannie (Frances), lived in Petersburg, then Springfield after losing a fortune when the banks closed in 1932, leaving two sons, Benjamin and Charles, both with surviving great-grandchildren, etc. I think Laura died young. There's a Mershon booklet; Lt. Henry J. Revolution.