I am wondering in your search if you have come across the name Brinegar or something close to that spelling. Our Family history is that William Brinegar from Linn County Mo. took his family on as many as 5 wagon trails across the Western U.S. It has been said that he was a wagon master, but that is doubltful since he could not read. I don't know the names of any of the trains and most if not all of the family that would have known are gone.
Any help would be appreciated. If you know of books or depositories where this information might be stored.