Looking for my ggggrandfather Andreas SECRIST, b 1793 NC. New documentation has proved Andrew traveled to near Olney, IL, abt 1842, incredibly a few miles from his estranged wife, Mary WAMPLER. Since his grandson did not mention this in his note it must be concluded they did not know of each other's location. "Footprints Past and Present" quarterly by Richland County IL Gen & Hist Soc. "Early Marriages of Richland Co" by Lola Taylor, Olney, IL 1970 p. 2 lists Andrew serving as minister of weddings of Helsag/Balmer 1843 Herzog, Slichenmeyer/STEFFY and Boatman/Hanes in 1844. Then Hanes/Shafer Feb 5, 1846. Compiler has copies of certificates signed by Andrew. Where from there?????