Hi Eric, I have not searched the records but my aunt started to years ago & then dropped the ball. The 1850 census for Bennington Twp.,Licking Co. shows Nelson Conard,age 20, carpenter,b.Oh.The 1870 for Clinton Co.IA, shows him with wife & kids & he is 39yrs. old in that one. This is my 1st attempt to dig in Ohio. Wife, Lucinda's parents were from VA. Interesting! We may have a connection here.