Howie, Thank you for your response and all your info on Elijah and Melinda Combs Dean. As for my relationship, I don't know that I am. My problem is that my GGGGgrandfather once lived in Loudoun Co., Va, then moved to Clark Co., Ky and died about thirty years later. At this time I only have him, two brothers and one sister identified. I have reason to believe that there were several more siblings. Elijah and Melinda's names seem to keep popping up on the internet, so I thought I'd check to see if anyone has made a connection from them to their parents or siblings. Four of my GGGGgrandfathers children eventually moved to Owen, Clay,Greene,& Putnam, Co., Indiana area in early 1830's, so I keep looking. Sorry I can't be of any help to you, but thank you for sharing your information with me.