My grandfather , Richard Marion Pickerel said that all the Pickerel's with one or two LL's were related . He was born in MO. 1876 , middle son of William David Pickerel ( B- 1832 Green co. KY)and Nancy Margaret Norman , who was the oldest son of James Pickerel( B- 1806 KY)and Rebecca Jones of Hardin and Green co. KY . A lot of the Pickerel's ended up in MO , some made their way from MO. into Nebraska and Colo., home steading . Some into Texas.