just looking though some old replies on Ancestry. You mentioned a James Whalen. I do not now if there is any relationship, but my mother has some dear friends- the Urbana Whalens. There was Ann, Nell (Probably Ellen) and Pat rick and Michael. They lived in Urbana and their Dad was a drummer in the Union Army in the Civil War. Could these be relatives. They have all been dead for years but they were lovely people.