Thanks Roger. Records show that Daniel and Margaret Padrick left Currituck Co. NC by 1834 & purchased land in Marshall Co. IL but just a few months later sold it and went on to Shelby Co. IN. Thought maybe the Jesse Sawyer/Caleb Forbes research might reveal reasons. Feel the Padrick family went to IL via the info from Jesse Sawyer. Wonder if anyone knows who else left with the wagon train( if the Padricks were with them) and the route used. May never find out why this Padrick family opted to not stay in Illinois.