Cheryl, that's quite a piece of history in itself. I'm sure that a lot of the people, years back, didn't know how to spell their names and wrote them as they sounded ie; Allen--Allan--Alayn-- etc. Some were true names and others were whatever looked good to them. My dad only had a third grade education, as did the majority of the common people born in the 1800s. He had a terrific handwriting, much better than mine, but his spelling left a lot to be desired. It seems so strange that people were so distraught over relatives being married to Indians back then. Today most people brag about their Indian ancestory. I can understand the trouble with switching sides in a war, even if they were fighting their own people. And the disputes over wills and property still goes on today. Let a family member die, that owns anything at all, and you'll see a "Royal Battle". Greed is probably the strongest emotion people have. Thanks and the best of luck to you -----------Dave.