Yes, I'm also aware of the Gaddy/Gaddie name associated with Fife as well as the "Gaddys" in Canada who claimed Orkney Islands as their home. But I know of no basis for tying them in with the U.S. Gaddys, or of associating the Geddy family with Gaddy. (The older spelling Gaddey--"corrected" to Gaddy, as I said, nevertheless persisted in Thomas Gaddy's line, for example, into Anson County, NC, where the spelling seems to have dropped the "e" in the early 18-teens.) I still think we have been misled by folks assuming ties without evidence. For example, ascribing a birth place to William based on the assumption that "Hendri" was his father and making the line go then from Geddie to Gaddy. My William "floats" until I know his parentage. I do accept the notion that George and Sherwood...and "my" Thomas...were his sons and that he had Elizabeth and possibly other children. All of this is explored in the recent Gaddy history, "That Our Names May be Written," in an objective way, but without hard and fast conclusions. As you say,the search goes on. And, to complicate life for you, are you aware that Thomas Gaddy (wife Lucy) had a daughter named Alley? Most of us have assumed that that was a nickname--Allison, for example. Suppose...oh, well, you can take it from there!