LOL. I actually have convinced my wife to go along with my genealogy exploits. So we are do not appear to be related directly through Shelby County per WikiTree but suspect we may share some cousins. My ancestor from that area include: Bonham, Boys/Boyce, Freeman (not yours, I think), Gates, Hagerman, Patterson, Perryman. Other related families include Birkett, Foster. I may be down in Decatur next Friday visiting family, which also has very good Central Illinois focused records. Feel free to message me if you have an specific items you are looking for in the area.