Andi,thanks for your assistance. It seems the younger family members are not at all interested in family history. Not just the Hawkins and Metz clans, but ALLeven my immediate bunch.
I try to include all info in My GenForum to assist researchers.I honestly doubt that Leslie Lyall Jr is still living, but I could be wrong.We believe the grand and great grand children are, but they mostlikely know nothing about the West Virginia Connection.
We have traced 200 plus members across the country.
Hope you are successful. And yes fun, Finding Skeletons, Crazy Uncle's and Wayward Aunts.