Re: Anson Rutherford,
We corresponded a little in June 2001 about Anson Rutherford. I've recently found more info. that makes it more likely that my William Harrison Rutherford is related to your Anson Rutherford.
John Rutherford (b. circa 1800 in KY or OH) married Cloa Ann Deavers (b. 1810 in VA) in Gallia Co, OH in 1828.
They lived in Davis Co, IA in 1847, but John died in Nov 15, 1848 in Portsmouth, Scioto Co, OH. The same county where your Anson Rutherford lived in 1850. The widow, Cloa Ann, later lived in Peoria Co, IL in 1860 and died in Doniphan Co, KS in 1873.
Their children were:
Anson Rutherford b. abt.1828 in OH.
William Harrison Rutherford b. Feb 1831 in OH, d. Nov 22, 1900 in Brown Co, KS.
Jacob J. Rutherford b. abt. 1833 in OH. d. aft. 1885 in KS. (A civil war veteran.)
Isaac Rutherford b. abt. 1835 in OH.
Andrew J. Rutherford b. abt. 1838 in OH, d. Jun 27 1864 (in civil war)
John Rutherford b. abt. 1840 in OH.
Nancy Rutherford b. abt. 1843 in OH.
George Rutherford b. abt. 1846 in OH.
Sarah A. Rutherford b. abt. 1849 in IA.
So with a son of the same name and being in the same place at almost the same time, there seems to be a strong possibility that they are all related. Do any of the children's names show up in your files? I think I've seen older Isaac, Jacob, Andrew, and of course Anson elsewhere.