Another source for you on the Atkeson line is the Moniteau County Missouri History book published in 1980 by the Taylor Publishing Company of Dallas, TX. On pages 104 and 105 you'll find articles regarding James and Andrew Atkeson. My great great grandfather, John Atkeson, who was a son of James Atkeson, was born in 1830. He married Nancy Ann Carpenter on August 10, 1854. They lived in Morgan County, MO and had 10 children. John left Nancy carrying their tenth child and was never heard from again. Would love to know where he ended up. The family still lives in Tipton, MO on plot owned by the family since about 1865, and in a home built by John's son, Walter Grey. Nancy is buried in the Liberty Cemetary with several other Atkesons.