Ann - thanks for the reply. I have to say that most of my early Burkhalter info came from sources just like your notes on this website. All I had was my Julia Ann Burkhalter, daughter of Christian Elam Burkhalter and Nancy Doolittle, granddaughter of John Burkhalter and Susannah Elam. Do you have the correct info for parents or grandparents of John? I would appreciate any help in straightening this mess out.