Thanks!!! I always thought that my g-gf who was named William Henry Dean was named after a g-f. Could have been a g-gf. Never did any search on the Abney family, as I could never prove kinship. We are related....somewhere. Have you posted what you know about Williams sibs and children? There have been family stories that the father of our John Marion Dean was a John. No proof and nobody knows who told the story. Thanks for any help.