To Ron and Richard, First I wish to thank you both for such lively and learned debate. I have to definitely agree with Ron that John was no one's servant. Would he have been entrusted with surveying and structuring the whole town if he were? I like the Edward and Ann of Dunton suggestion in the Brockett Archive, but I still want to hear Ray Madsen's take on this latest line of inquiry. I am the great grandson of Walter Dudley Brockett and I have been tracing family genealogy for the rest of the family for a while now. This parentage of John is one of the most vexing and engaging questions of all. God Bless you both and keep up the good work.