My Grandmother said we were related to Martha Allen and Thomas Carrier through the Her fathers side.He was a Clarke, with ancestors from Edinborough.My Grandmother said she was told as a child she was connected through her cousin, living at the time, with the name last name Courtland. I found the names and birth years of Martha's children at an LDS Geneology Library, but have got no further.Martha died an unusual death, did you know about it?My Cousin visited her gravesite a few years back.According to the LDS Library she and Thomas had 9 children altogether, though I seem to remember reading an article that said when she died, she has 7 children.If this is the same Martha Carrier, she was bornin 1643, married Thomas Carier 5/7/1664, and died 8/2/1692.Her children were Richard b. 7/19/1674;Andrew b. 1677;Jane b. 1680;Thomas b. 1682;Sarah b. 1684;Hannah b. 1689;then 3 children, names not listed, born in 1675, and 2 in 1685.Perhaps these children died at birth or shortly there after.