Earnest;I think you have helped me. My grandfather, William Henry Eckerson, was born in Darlington and his father was Thomas. I know there were a lot of Thomases in the family...I have been to the Schoharie region of New York which is loaded with Eckerson's, both now and in the past, with many Eckerson's named Thomas. Anyway, My grandfather had a sister named Hannah. I feel like this is the right track. Do you know when Thomas lived in Darlington?Thanks so very much!