Currently I am working on my paternal great grandfather, Nathaniel Heckart (ert,) who, according to the 1860 Illinois Census was born in Pennsylvania on 25 September, 1818 and who died in Clinton, Missouri, on 28 February, 1881. I have been unable to associate Nathaniel with any existing work on Heckart or Heckert families in Pennsylvania. I am also interested in my maternal great grandfather, Samuel Abbott, who was born in 1795 in Indiana or Kentucky (he is credited with birth in each state on different Censuses!) and who died in Illinois on 28 January, 1866.
Any help will be appreciated and I will reciprocate with any information I have on these lines or any others. Much of the information listed came from Internet resources but since it was some trouble to dig it out I assume that it may save someone else the task. I will be pleased to entertain any comments for corrections, additions, or associated material. Please feel free to contact me by email.