Hi Mimi, I am pleased to meet you.I am Norval's first cousin, once removed.I appreciate your help, and can certainly use it.
I have the Aliff line all the way back to arrival at Rappahanock VA. on the British ship "Harpooner".(Thomas Ayloffe, exiled to America for stealing sheep) The only mystery in our tie to this line is the discrepancy between James Edward's birth to Julia Ann Aliff in 1880 and his father's reported death in 1878 .....that puts the entire branch from James & Sippie down in question. I have a gut feeling that the unexplained nickname "Steve" may somehow be tied to the answer.Unfortunately, the 1890 census records were destroyed, and that probably held the real answer!I am looking forward to any help you can provide.
Thanks and GOD Bless You
P.S. I also have the Steele line back 8-10 genrations if Norval is interested.