Seeking contact with anyone researching Smith's in Cass Co, IL who came from NC, IN, TN, KY and lived in Morgan and Cass Co areas in 1800's. They were Methodist - many being ministers/exhorters. Especially seeking info on children of James Smith and wf Mary Elizabeth Job, Ruth Smith & husb. James Lindsey, Thomas Smith & wf Mary Miller, Levi Smith & wf Catherine Best Shugart, Samuel Smith & wf Catherine _______ - believe all of these were residing on farms in Cass Co. Other Smith line I'm seeking is of William Smith b. 1777 MD and m. Nancy Spear 1800 NC - went to Cumberland Co, KY ca 1800, then Tennessee, and by 1828 he owned land in Morgan Co, IL. He d. 1845 and Nancy in 1842 and they are buried in Hebron M E Cemetery, Sinclair, Morgan Co, IL. Would like to come in contact with his desc. Am assuming if he had any that they remained close to his brother and families in Cass Co. Most of these Smiths left Cass Co in mid 1800's and went to Madison Co, IA and then Harrison Co, MO & KS.
Any info very gratefully appreciated.