I am also researching Rueben Peel through his son William. Do you have proof that Rueben is the Father? I haven't seen anything to link the 2 together. I do have a lot of info on William through his daughter Julia Ann. (married John M. Norris) Julia died shortly after arriving in TX and John left the kids, William N. and Laura with William Peel and went to Houston. Of course you probably already know about Peeltown in TX.Let me know how I can help find Rueben.