My ancestors started out in Maryland, then to KY, on the Missouri and my GreatGrandfather, I. C. Piersol went to IL, after his father died in Missouri. I. C.'s father, Joseph married Elizabeth Shepherd in Union County on August 23, 1831, they then moved to Missouri, possibly Indian Creek. I. C. was born on Nov 18, 1833 and his baptismal shows he was baptised in March at St. Vincent, KY. The only thing I have on Elizabeth is that her fathers name was William. Sorry to be so late in responding, my E-Mail and internet service had me upgrade and have really had a hard time getting it up and running, so I've been off for a couple of weeks.