Thanks so much for all your info.I had some of it, but not all. Yes, that is definitely my James Harvey Thompson m. to Rachel Carpenter.I kind of thought that John was her brother too, but no proof.I didn't know where their land was though.I went to Lawrence Co. in Dec 2000 to do some lookups, but it was sooooooo cold, the pipes were freezing on our motorhome, so we had to leave for home (AZ at that time, now back in OH) early. Also, the genealogy dept. at the Briggs Library was closed as they were moving to larger spaces, so I didn't get to look anything up. Did get to the courthouse one day, but didn't really have time to find much.James and Rachel had a son named James H. b. 1868 in Lawrence Co. probably Symmes Twp. James Harvey's brother George Washington b. 1844 is my direct line.I will look over all your info and again thanks so much.I plan on going down there as soon as the weather breaks.