Oh, yes, forgot to mention, when Mom went to Person County, NC ( the Blackards were supposed to have lived at Hurdle Mill, Person county, NC, with the ancestral house still standing after the Civil War) she couldn't find the house but the court house folks told her that the Blackwoods and Blackards were the same family as far as folks in Person were concerned. Something about some kind of family disagreement way back before the Revolution. I do not have all the origial documents-including all the early listings but am operating off memory and 4 floppy disks. Some years back when I was very ill, i gave all my records to two separate people. I am now trying to get the records back.