Thanks for the reply. My paternal g grandmother Louisa Jane (Bowley) Barkley was the daughter of Sylvester Bowley and Catherine Patterson. Sylvester born about 1831 son of Benjamin Bowley and Louisa How(e). It appears that your Elzina and my Benjamin were siblings. I have been looking for info on Benjamin and Louisa themselves and have not even made it back into the Strout family yet so your post is very welcome!! Louisa married Ambrose Barkley from Ontario Canada, they had 18 children and lived eventually in Pipestone Minnesota. Any additional information you have would be appreciated and any that I have I will gladly share. If you would like to communicate directly my email is firstname.lastname@example.org Thnaks Again for the post !!