I come through Phillip Alderman's son Francis Marion who married Virginia Oliva (Ollie)Comerford. Francis died about 1908 in Mason County West Virginia. Their son Frank married Almeda Perry and settled in Union county Oregon. My mother, Ruby Ferne, is their daughter. I had no death date for Martin Luther and only an about date for his birth of Jan 1849 in Floyd County Virginia. I had him marrying Tabitha McCrosky in Oct 1866. I show him on these census records: 1850 Floyd VA, age 1 1870 Roane WV, age 21 b Jan 1849 WV Occ, farmer 1880 Roane WV, Walton Dist, age 31, b Floyd VA, Occ, farmer Did you get a chance to search the Walton area for his death records? Like you I can not find a death record for my Francis Marion but he does have some land records in Mason WV. Would like to find a record where one of those children said their mother's name was Mary Shouse. I have been trying to persue her parents but with no results. There is a Phillip Shouse in Jefferson county Virginia on the 1810 census that interests me, he does have a female under 10 and Mary was born about 1807 in supposedly Grayson Virginia.