I am looking at the Benedict family which has the brown eye/blue eye trait combined with occassional deadfness in one or both ears, and often very early graying of hair. These Benedicts mysteriously appear and disappear. I can't seem to trace them by name and place, so how about the outstanding trait? A child can be blond with brillant blue eyes and deaf, and pass the brown/blue eye to offspring. The brown eye/blue eye parent can pass any or all traits to their children. It is called The Warrdenburg Syndrome.
I'm looking for: BENEDICT/AYRES/AYERS/ADOLPH/STONE/GRAY/GREY/HUFF decendents, or people with mysterious secrets and rumored name changes in their familes seeming to be going to, or coming from eastern Iowa and Illinois in the 1800's, early 1900's.