Hi Jeff;I believe that my 4xg grandmother, Mary Bradigum was a sister of your Benjamin. There are two marriages listed in Hardy Co. for Bradigums; one for Benjamin to Elisabeth Claypole, and one for Mary to George Wilkins in 1796. I haven't found a birth record for Mary yet, but Benjamin was born 10 April 1785 to Gabriel Brautigam and Maria Barbara Nagele. (Stone Valley Zion Church, Northumerland Co. Pa.Do you Know any more about Gabriel and Maria Barbara?I believe they may have come to Hardy Co. Va. before 1795,(if Mary is Benjamin's sister). The only other mention of the name I've found is that Gabriel Bradigan witnessed the will of John Mathias, dated July 13, 1807.