John: I've been researching my family history and am fairly certain we are related. My great greandfather was David Bruce Souders. I believe he was born in 1871. That leads to a few questions in your post here, if David was in fact born in 1871, how is it that he appears in Sharpsburg MD in 1845 and 1853? Do we have the same David? I have had some trouble finding information on David and his parents, however I do know that he had a brother Noah and they did stay at a children's home at some point. I thought I found information on their parents as William Souder(s) and Sophia Weddel (sp?), but have not been able to find anything else. Would love to exchange info.