Kathryn, your request was 14 years ago, but just wanted to put this on the record. I have the Pierson genealogy you passed on to Betty Kinyon (I'm married to her daughter) and you have since found, as I have, that Martha Ellen's parents were James Creason and Rachel Beller. William Oliver Creason is NOT her father. THe family is in the 1860, 1870 and 1880 census. Not sure where the William Oliver credit came from, but the name was passed on down Martha Ellen's line, poss because he was a family hero, if he was the same William Oliver, one-armed ex confederate soldier murdered after the war.