I am trying to work out an unusually complicated puzzle. My daughter's ancestor is George Washington Mundy b.March 1875 in Hamilton Co. He is not on the 1880 census under that name. In 1900 he is in Mayberry Twp and has his mother living with him. She is listed as Lucy A. Mundy b. March 1843 (the name is sometimes Mondy, Monday, Munday). George W. Mundy died 1959 and his death record (info given by son) says his parents were Dave Mundy and Lucy Allen. I looked for a Dave Mundy & Lucy Allen on the early census records, but no luck. I found George Mundy living in Indiana in 1910 and his mother was with him again, but now listed under the name Lucy Yates. The IL death index had a Lucy Yates d.1918 in Broughton IL. I know George was also there at that time because he had a daughter born in Broughton in 1918. I sent for the record expecting Lucy's parents to be Allens. Her parents are listed as William Monday and Cynthia Monday. Knowing a little bit about the Monday family I suspect her father was William Kilbreth/Kilbuth/Gilbreth and her mother was Cynthia Monday. I rechecked the 1880 census of Hamilton Co (by first name only) looking for Lucy (about age 36) and George (about age 5). There was only one household that seemed to match. They were David Picket, wife Lucy Picket 36 and sons George age 6 and Sylvester 4 months. This might explain why George's death record said his father's name was Dave. Also, I know that Lucy Monday had a brother Sylvester who she might have named a son after. Did Lucy & David divorce and Lucy take her maiden name back? It seems that her mother did this after she (divorced??) Kilbuth/Gilbreth. Was George born out of wedlock before Lucy married David? I have been unable to find Lucy & mother Cynthia on the 1860 IL census. In 1870 they are living together in McLeansboro, both using the last name Monday. By 1880 Cynthia is living with one of her sons. On the 1900 census Lucy said she had 3 living children. Is somebody out there a descendant of one of them? I only know of George. I would love to know what story you were told about this family. I would love any proof that I am right or evidence that I am wrong on the "Picket" theory.