Regina, looking at the lines you are tracing I am positive the Temperance you are looking for is my gg grandmother. I know their first daughter was Brunetta and she married Nathaniel Bedwell. The dates you have are not correct though, if this is indeed the same one. My line settled in Howard Co. area. That is where I am from. I don't have any information on Alterns prior to Temperance. The reason for the surname page. You can see the postings. Possible link, not proven yet. You may email me at my email address if you choose. Thanks for the posting. Connie Jackson Johnson.