Thank you Judy,
I have seen the records on Nicholas Peterson and I am sure he is linked to the family in some way but I can find no records of him in Ohio or Pennsylvania. I have a letter from an old family friend who knew the James Peterson family that says James's father is buried in Ellisville, Fulton County IL cemetery with no marker, that they came from Holland, that Rachel was his sister, that his mother's maiden name was Middleton, that he came from Ohio (maybe Mansfield) and that his dad loved to sing hymns.
That is about all I have had to go with other than the obit with the birth place of Marion and the death in West Point.
I already have the probated will from the state and that did not give much in the way of anything new.
I will sign up for face book to see if Fulton County IL will respond back.