I have been searching my family history for a few years now. My father's side of the family was challenging since the only thing I knew to start was his parents' names. Since, I have learned that my father's family was born, lived or died in Indiana, Illinois, and Kentucky.
I had help starting my mother's side of the family from my cousin who is also here on find-a-grave. My mother's family lived in many states including Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, and Minnesota and foreign locales such as England, the Channel Islands, Scotland, Germany, France and Turkey.
I have not been able to find James & Phylinda in the 1850 census. James died in 1857. Most of my information about Phylinda and James comes from Phylinda's Civil War pension request on one of her son, Charles. Do you want copies of that information. Phylinda was in the 1860 census in Cumberland Co, Illinois.
Let me know what information I can provide for you.
Phylinda Northway is my 3rd great grandmother. We have done extensive research on James Franklin Northway & Phylinda's descendants. My 2nd great grandfather is Eliza's brother James Harrison Northway. I am willing to share any information I have found. Please contact me at email@example.com so we can compare information.