Hi Marsha, everything checked out just as we suspected. Floyd and my dad are cousins.Still haven't found a connection to Donald.I can't even find a connection that would have him as a cousin!I'm thinking he isn't even related or maybe a very distant cousin.I've now gone back to 1 Sept 1800 when Robert Swails married Ann Yates Prather b:btw.1770/76. With the help of Gary Prather,I have the Prathers traced back to about the year 1066. And on the Swails side I found that Robert was b:abt 1765 probably in St. Mary's Co. MD. and died in 1807,the son of John Swails b:1742 in St.Mary's Co. MD and Margaret Goldsborough b:abt 1744.John and Margaret were married 1757 ( I think this date could be wrong because Margaret was only 13,and John would have been 15 years old in 1757 but, I think it was a common practice in those days for the girls to marry quite young).They were married in Near Port, Tabacco Co.MD. I have a couple of possibilities for the parents of John Swails. A Thomas Swails b:1702 in Yorkshire,Eng.Gedson Swails b:1704 Yorkshire Eng.John Swails 1708 Yorkshire Eng. I've been so involved with searching that time has slipped by. My goal is to have this finished and printed and in a nice binder to send to my younger brother on his birthday Jan7.I may have to just leave it at John Swails and add a few blank pages incase someone later finds John's parents. Thank you forall your help Marsha,with out you I wouldn't have gotten this far!