I just got your message and I'm so happy to hear from you! I haven't done any research on this branch of the tree for a while so I have to go back and see what I can find. We were back in Nebraska and across the river to Missouri a year or so ago and looked for the Wilyard family in a cemetery there, but I don't think we found Barbara's husband Samuel's grave. I'll look back through my stuff and figure out which county we were in. The Bennetts are buried in Brownville, Nebraska. John,Jr. is buried with a marker, but John and Mary "Polly" are in unmarked graves which we located from the cemetery records. That is quite an interesting town--an underground railroad town, quite picturesque! We live in Boise, Idaho, so we don't get back there often. I am very glad to know someone who descends from Sam Wilyard. Let me get my notes out. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
. Do you have the marriage info on John Bennett and Mary "Polly" Easter? Do you have information on the siblings of Barbara? I have quite a bit of stuff on them. We come down through Barton Stone Bennett and have a picture of John and Mary "Polly" if you'd be interested. Let me know more of what you'd be interested in. Thanks for writing! Did your Wilyardfamily live in Colorado after they moved from Nebraska?