Denice, I've found out that my ggrandfather's name was Aaron M. Egbert and that he died from drinking water from an "old" well. He's buried in a family cemetary belonging to tne Hicks' in Ludlow , Missouri. He was married to my Grandma Mary Ellen Hicks and as far as I know they lived in Livingston County , Missouri, although I haven't found census records to support this yet. I would love to have any info that you could share about the Egberts that might give me a lead as to who grandpa and his people were. Thanks!!