Karel, Can you tell me where you found the name Ruth Beal for Verlinda's mother. I found Thomas's will and I thought it was Baker. You have been a great help. I have to check the probate papers for Verlinda in Johnson Co.,MO. I found a cemetary listing and it said she was born 1829. Could be grand-daughter. John Verlinda are REAL trouble when they get to Missouri.Figure he is buried under the ARCH. Could not find a grave in the whole state for him.