Julie, Found some information on Ruth's family. Did you know who her parents were? I find this surname to be Dits[W]orth, rather than Dits[M]orth. It is easy to understand how this error could be made, especially in handwritten records. This could have been what was giving you such a hard time. Parents of Ruth were Aaron Ditsworth and Liza Ellen Dixon. Aaron Dittsworth married Ellen Dixon 5 January 1885 Carroll County, IL per the Illinois Marriage index at: http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/marriage.htmlhttp://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/marriage.html Aaron's parents were William Ditsworth and Mary Ann Barklow and Liza's parents were Alvin B. Dixon and Susan Aurant. Alvin B. Dixon was a Civil War veteran from Illinois and received a pension for his service. Have several generations back on each line, census, marriages, etc. if you want them.