Thanks for replying. This posting is so old, though, that I have found almost all of the information I was seeking on the Nowells, Lemons, & Allens at that time. The exception would be the marriage dates and divorce for Nancy R. Nowell's first marriage, to James Poe. His sister, Sinai Lanai Poe, married one of Nancy's brothers.
I have the book your grandfather wrote. I even met and collaborated several years back with Katherine Nowell, who supplied your grandfather with some of his information. I've been to Abraham & Gladys' graves in MO.
That being said, I'd certainly be interested in any information you have that wasn't included in the book. I understand that your grandfather would have gathered much information to write the story. An author can almost never include every detail he/she gathers as background, so I'd bet there are lots of notes and papers in his files. If you have anything to send me, please do it at my new personal email address, firstname.lastname@example.org