Thanks for the quick response to my Jefferson D. Tharp posting. I received several responses and much to my surprise everyone agrees, yea! I hope I can contact you again, if needed, when I've had a chance to digest all of the information you've shared with me. A lot of my wife's overall family originated in Missouri before coming to Colorado as did Jefferson and his three sons. Let me know if I can provide any followup to you concerning my wife's Thorpe family.