Deborah, My husbands gggrandfather is John Acheson of Van Wert Ohio who married Elizabeth Hagerman.His son John Acheson married Myrtle Margaret Murphy in Van Wert and had 3 children Maurice, Elizabeth, and Marjorie all born in Van Wert. My husband is the son of Elizabeth Acheson Reber. We do know that the family supposedly came from County Armagh in N. Ireland.There is a huge castle over there (called the Gosford Castle) that was owned and built by the Acheson's who originally came from Scotland and were given the land from King James. Are you related to the Kansas brother?We don't know anything about that side of the family. Please write back with any other info and we can compare notes.