My ancestors and family are mainly to be found in Phelps, Dent, and St. Francois Counties of Missouri. My memorials for the Beer family are the ancestors and relatives of my wife.
There was something of a family feud as to if the name was spelled "Malone" or "Melone". Some used one, others, the other, some used both!
My entries use both, as the individuals preferred. Ain't genealogy fun?
All are part of those known as the "Virginia Malones", a family kicked out of Ireland by Oliver Cromwell in the 1650s.