Thank you so much for your response. I would love to have more info on the family of Sylvester. I am running on a lot of assumptions right now. This is my husbands family and I have been stuck for years at his grandfather Frank Earnest Youell who was born in 1873 in Mo. Searching through the census, I found a J. W. Yowell in Saline Co. who had a son Earnest born in 1873. J.W.was born in Kentucky. So, looking through the Ky. census for the years that J.W. would have been a child I only found 1 posibility which was Sylvester on the 1880 Marion Co. Ky. census listing a 12 year old son named John W. So this shows how much room for error there is in my reasoning.In this census, Sylvester only had 6 children listed the youngest being Nancy age 6 months. Do you know if any of his children went to Missouri? As you know, often several relatives would travel together. If this was the case it would lead me to think that I may have the right family. I see from the census that Rachel was John W.s younger sister. Hpe that at last I have found the right niche. Hoping to hear from you soon.