I am trying to find more information on William Young and his wife, Margaret Merritt. Basically, I know that William was from Ireland and he and Margaret lived in Clay Co., IL. I know they had 2 sons, Hugh and Merritt Thornton Young. Merritt is my great-great-greatgrandfather. I know that in the 1850 census for Clay and Richland District, Clay County, IL, that both Hugh and Merritt are listed. I did not find William Young, but I did find a Margaret Young, b. 1778 in NC living w/Nancy Collier and her children. My question(s)is(are): Was Nancy Collier, b. @1810, a sister to Hugh and Merritt and daughter of Margaret? (Hugh was born @1816 in Indiana and Merritt was born in 1819 in Indiana.) Is this Margaret Young my Margaret Young? She would have been about 22 when Nancy was born, and about 31 when Merritt was born, which could work. I think it's most likely, but I've never found that they had a sister. Any suggestions?