It has been a while since my search for Ira Sargent was discussed in Casefile Clues. Based upon information discussed earlier, I'm going to make a more concerted effort to find his marriage focusing on counties along the Missouri-Illinois border, starting in the central area of the state and generally working eastward. The reasons for this may be clear from earlier issues, but a follow up article (whether I find the marriage or not) will discuss why this was the initial plan of attack.
Ira's likely father died young. I'll use information contained in the Sargent genealogy in an attempt to connect Ira and his siblings to earlier generations. This is one case where skipping a generation may actually help to fill in the blanks. This search will involve early to mid-eighteenth century New England records.