Connie, I found your message interesting and was wondering if you ever found anymore info on your family. Ive been searching for my Naismith family for a very long time and all I get is brick walls. My Gr Gr Grandma Elizabeth Ellen Naismith was born in 12-7-1858 in Wheeling WVA but if I know my history, it was still VA in 1858. Her fathers name was William Naismith born abt 1835 and he died 10-20-1888 in Iowa (not far from MO ?) and was married to a Elizabeth Mitchell. I was hopeing you might see a link here with yours.