I have a bio on a John A. Widney born in Spring Run, Franklin county, Pennsylvania on March 27th 1840. It lists his parents as Alexander E. and Margaret [ Hammond ]Widney, also natives of Franklin county. They came here to Illinois in 1855 and to Henry county, Illinois in 1858. On October 26th,1865 John A. after his return from the army married Sarah A. Gillette. If this bio would be of any interest to you I would be happy to forward it.