Bird Creasy---Thank you very much for responding Missy. I do not know how it could be that there would be two Bird Creasy's but there has to be. The Bird Creasy who is my wife's ggGrandfather married Nancy George Wilkes in Dec., 1839. We believe they were married in or around Florence, Alabama. They evenually came to ILL. in the early 1850's. We have records where they/there children returned to Alabama to visit relatives and we have pictures of those relatives and the picture frames show a studio name in Florence, Al. Its hard to believe with the name Bird that the two Bird Creasy's would not be related but I cannot tie them together in any way. Maybe someday our mystery will be solved!! Thanks for all your help and if you ever find something please let us know!!!