On the Benjamin Washington Ransdell side, there are two George W. Ransdell's.Benjamin and his family went from Mercer Co. Ky. to Pettis Co. Mo.and that is where the most lived. George W.( Washington) Ransdell, son of Benjamin Washington Ransdell & Sarah Higgins Ransdell, b l841 Pettis Co. Mo. md Sarah R. Thomas, was in the Civil War at an early age. George W. ( ? ) Ransdell, son of James Ransdell, son of Benjamin W. Ransdell, b l847 Mo., md Mary E. Bond. It is very easy to get the people of the same names mixed-up, and get you on wrong track. I know, because I picked up your George for one of mine.