Looking for the ancestors of John Wesley Hedgpeth, born 5 May 1882 in Ramsey Illinois. Died 25 Jan 1960 in Decatur Illinois. Obit from Decatur paper states that John W. Hedgpeth was the son of William and Elizabeth (Hunt) Hedgpeth. Oral history gives North Carolina as place of birth for William and Elizabeth, unable to confirm. Any help, clues, leads, etc? John W. Hedgpeth m. Emma Seaton in Vandalia Illinois, 20 Nov 1900 and had 10 children. John Jr.,Melvin,Merl,Elma,Ella,Pauline,Helen, Iona,Viola,Verna.