Mike, Thank you so much for the information.It is greatly appreciated.You do not have a clue how frustrating it was for me not knowing my paternal surname ancestry except for my great-grandfather.There have been 5 generations of Ballard Ewers', but I came up empty as to the origin.
I have all of my maternal ancestry dating well into the 17th century.
This will give me a starting point to research dates and such.
My side of the Ewers family is deceased, with the exception of 2 aunts, one of which is severely incapacitated due to complications from a series of strokes.The other has no family Bible and little information other than going back as far as Ballard Ewers.That side of the family seemed to have little interest in genealogy, or all records and documentation were lost or misplaced.
If there is anything I can do for you, please ask.I will be more than happy to return whatever favor I can.
My gratitude is boundless! Thanks again Mike, Jeff Ewers