Interesting post Becky. My grandmother was also a Mary Ellen Northern born in Morgan County, but in 1900. I haven't done a lot on the Northern Line, except to do my direct line. It is William Sr.-William Jr.-Albert-Mary Ellen. I haven't traced any of the brothers and sisters of my direct ancestors, but I wonder if your Mary Ellen isn't in there somewhere? The bit about Morgantown may be worrisome though. Most of the Northerns lived in Washington Twp near Martinsville, and are listed there on the 1860, 1870, and 1880 census records. Perhaps we can work on this together? Drop me a note.