Judy, As far as I can tell this is the way the family goes.My Line is Eward,Hezekiah,Nicholas,Nicholas JR,John,Washington,AlbertGoode,Earl G. Lula, ME. Your line is,Edward,Hezekiah,Nicholas,John,Wade,Bernard,then on down to you. That would make your John and My Nicholas JR. Brothers,with Nicholas Sr their father. So I guess we are cousins.When they came to Mo. My John and his family were west of Liberty and your family were north of Liberty (which is the county seat) Your John would have been an uncle to My John. Now how confussed are you.