Thank you for all your replies. I'm wondering why Noah came to Illinois. There are other Tripps around the area and I'm wondering if he came to be close to family? And I haven't been able to locate Steven Tripp or Jemima Mosher in the counties in NY where it says they are from. Eliza was his daughter with Mary Harrins - according to family stories. Eliza had a few sisters as well. When Eliza died, the person reporting it was her mother, Mary Scielly, according to her death certificate. THAT is a new name - have you heard of that name in the area? Thank you again.