Look for the parents of the mentioned boys who were orphaned around 1827 when their mother drown, father remarried, and when father died, stepmom sent boys away. The time frame for them to be sent away was 1830. All of the Boys born 1821-1827, Elias was born in Mississippi but have been listed as NC and TN. Possible GRANDparents are John Dettero and Mary Hoffman. Elias was also raised by an old doctor who raced horses. Who were the boys parents, and who was the doctor? They are not mentioned in OUR KIN. All help will be more than appreciated!