Hello Lynn, thank you... To the best of my knowledge, Mary Ann Deaton was born in DeKalb County, Alabama and died in Stonewall, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma. If the information I have found is correct she must have lived or passed through Illinois because at least three of her children were born there. I believe her father may be Joseph Deatonborn in North Carolina and mother Sarah McNew born in Tennessee. Thank you so much for your kindness, it is much appreciated. You mentioned not being from this line... do you by any chance have a Luther Deaton b. abt 1890 Kentucky in your file? My sister in law is a Deaton so I do a little here and there on my file.. thanks..