Greg, I'm looking for my g-grandmother Silvia (Sylvia) WILSEY's parents. She m my g-grandfather William KNOTTS in 1844 in Hancock co IL., and then in 1845 they went to Oregon on the Oregon Trail. In 1848 they settled in Benton co, Oregon. WM was the first co clerk for Benton co. A couple of WILSEY descendants had ancestors in the Hancock co IL. area, but they haven't seen any information on Sylvia. I believe there was a John WILSEY there who was born in Duchess co NY. Sylvia was only 19 when she married, so there must have been relatives in the area. She was b in 1825 in PA., and her mother was born in PA, her father was b in NY.