I am currently doing research on my sister-in-law's family (my wife's half sister). Her grandfather was Ronald Albert Whitney (3/5/1926-12/17/1999)(Belividere,Boone,IL-St. Ptersburg,Pinellas,FL). He was the son of Samuel Dean Whitney (5/13/1893-4/13/1984)(IL- ) and Bertha Lilian Hood. Bertha was the daughter of John Hood and Della McCollum. Samuel Dean was the son of Lorenzo Henry Whitney (3/28/1863- )(Kingston,Dekalb,IL-Hopewell,Mercer,NJ) and Maggie Reitzel (4/3/1864- ). And Lorenzo Henry was the son of Samuel Dean Whitney (10/26/1836-6/5/1905)(Berlin,Erie,OH-Kingston,Dekalb,IL) and Harriet Elizabeth Vail (6/5/1837-12/30/1915)(Newfield,Thompkin,NY-Kingston,Dekalb,IL) who were married 4/2/1857 in Belvidere,Boone,IL. Does anyone know any information on the ancestry of Harriet Vail, Maggie Reitzel, John Hood, or Della McCollum? Any help will be greatly appreciated.