Did James Derring b. 1781 in Surry County, VA, and Rebecca Long b. 1785 in Surry County, VA, ever marry?
Did their son, James David Derring, b. 1807, use the surname Long because his parents were not married.In the 1850 Census all of his family are listed as "Long".In the 1860 Census all of his family is listed as "Derring".