Hi, Charles, I've been laid up for a few months and am just getting back into genealogy. I came across your inquiry of Sept. 12, 2004 and find it interesting. Samuel Platts, my 8th great-grandfather, was an older cousin of Jonathan Platts, who was the father of your Jonathan Platts. I agree with most of your statements; John Brocklebank, the son of the widow Jane Brocklebank, did indeed marry Sarah Woodman on Sept. 26, 1657. He died in April, 1666 and his widow, Sarah, then married a John Adams. John Brocklebank and his wife, Sarah did have three children, John, who died at the age of two years; Elizabeth, who was born on Nov. 20, 1660; and Sarah, who was born on Sept. 11, 1664, and married James Putnam about 1685. The only problem I have, and I guess you have same problem, is with the supposed marriage of John and Sarah's daughter, Elizabeth, to Jonathan Platts. I have no evidence that such a marriage took place. The waters get a little muddy when I look at my Samuel Platts line and see that Deacon Samuel Brocklebank married a Miss Elizabeth Platts on Nov. 22, 1681. Could this Elizabeth Platts be the daughter of John Brocklebank and Sarah Woodman? She would have been about 21 years old at the time. There have been stranger relationships that have taken place back in those days. I don't know if I've given any help or just made the issue more confusing. In any event, good luck on your search and for what it's worth, I have quite a bit of info on the Brocklebank family in case you need some additional data.