This may be of help. Gershom Compton 1794/1837 was born in New Jersey and died in Daviess County, Missouri. He married Jane Davis 1799/1865 in Cooper County, Missouri in 1820. He lived in Liberty, Missouri where he owned a general store. Also, he was a merchant on the Santa Fe Trail. My records show that he moved from New Jersey directly to Missouri with his brother Gabriel and sister Catheryne Compton Randolph. Jane Davis Compton, after Gershom's death, moved to Elmwood, Saline County, Missouri to be near her Davis family. Jane is buried at the Pisgah Cemetery next to the church. A mile or less from this cemetery is a Black cemetery. I have found no evidence of slave ownership.