I have a deadend wife, Lucinda Beard who married John Piper (probably in IL). They would be my grgrgrgrandparents and most of this same group has birthdates between 1793 and 1805. There appears to have been a mass exodus from NC around 1818-1825 to this same county in Il, now Macoupin. Then all the families moved into same area and began to have family intermarriages. Their son, Oliver Piper, married a Martha Soapes (b.1831). Any fit?