More on the continuing saga of "Celia Rae Elbert."Did she ever really exist?There is no mention of her in Samuel's will.In deeds of Chatham County it mentions Elizabeth Rae Elbert and her daughters Catherine and Elizabeth.Yet, according to a lady who joined on Samuel Elbert in the 1920's, in a letter--on file at DAR Library--she claims that Celia Rae was a TWIN to Catherine Rae Elbert.Why is there never any mention of Celia Rae along with Catherine even when they are children?When John Rae (the Grandfather) who was a prosperous plantation owner in Savannah--when he died and left his will he mentions "Miss Caty and Miss Elizabeth"--no mention of a Celia Rae and she would have been a little girl then--John Rae died in 1778. I have found no evidence that there ever was a Celia Rae... According to the letter, Celia Rae ran off with Allen Gay when she was 16 years old--"a boy and girl scrape for which she was cut off completely..."How convenient--just to say her family "cut her off" and supposedly that's why there is no record of her--but what about when she was a little girl?She would not have been cut out of the family as a child, too...This does not add up in my opinion.There is no record of her at the church in Charleston where supposedly Celia Rae is buried.The priest wrote a letter saying there was no one by her name--or Allen Gay's name--in the minutes of the church, and no one buried there by that name either...There is no mention of the marriage in any of the old newspapers around the Savannah, Augusta area--where the sisters Catherine and Elizabeth announced their marriages.Sarah never married.She later on filed for the bounty land that was due Samuel as a revolutionary war soldier. I cannot find even one iota of evidence that Celia Rae Elbert ever lived.She is not mentioned in the Family Bible of Allen Gay.The oldest child--supposedly one she is the mother of--John William Gay named a daughter Abigail--after Allen's "second wife" and his stepmother if we believe the Celia Rae story...I do not believe she ever existed.Will someone please show me some kind of real proof in the records that she existed???I will gladly accept her if someone will just "show me" some proof.