I tried to e-mail you a reference from Ancestry.com concerning Alphins in Culpeper, but apparently did not read your address correctly. If you will e-mail me your address, I will try again. I cannot find an earlier message I had seen from Mary Strother Tinsley Alphin. Her parents were from Gates County, N.C., moved to Nansemond County, Va. and then to Culpeper County, Va. These may be your family. I am related to the Alphins in Rockbridge County, Va. but don't know of any connections in N.C.