Very interesting!My husband's gg-grandfather was George W. Compton b. 24 Dec 1844, Royalton, NY.He managed to make it to Ashtabula County OH by the time his first child was born in 1867. Proceeding on the premise that most folks didn't move anywhere unless they went with family and usually TO family or friends, perhaps your Comptons were related to ours (Betsey Compton b. 18 Oct 1814, Ashtabula County, OH). Even though George W. and his family ultimately ended their days in Ashtabula County, OH; their 2nd son - husband's g-grandfather - was born in Galva, Henry County, IL.I have a book of picture cards from the 1860's & 70's full of unidentified people BUT the address on all of the cards was Madison, WI. Does any of this help you?