I hope you are still out there. My turn to apologize for the long silence!! I, too, had stepped away from genealogy due to work and family obligiations and a left turn to follow the Conkling side of my family.
I have returned because a woman from Australia had written the Presbyterian Church in my town about finding her American cousins. The letter was turned over to me. Turns out her ancestor was brothers with my great-great grandfather. I came on here to find information so I could respond to her and found your post.
I am very excited to read your findings. If you want to pick up where we left off, please email me!