I attempted to email you aside from the "message board" but apparently your address is missing after the "@..."
My great, great uncle was Jean DuBay (his second wife was our great, great aunt Calista Jessey) and I am in the process of deeply researching his life. I note both DuBay and Peter Jessey were buried in the same cemetery. How appropriate.
My family is from Wisconsin. We were all born and raised there. Fred Burt married Calista's sister, Selestia Eliza Jessey. I would love to return and walk the land once more but at this point the distance from Seattle is too great.
Presently I am deeply involved in researching his entire life in order to re-write the book.
I would be VERY interested in all the information you have regarding DuBay's life (and his family with Calista) after the trail in Madison as well as his early life. Do you have any photos or access to them?
If you email me at: email@example.com
I can give you my home mailing address.
Thank you so much -
Linda Burt (I kept my maiden name)