Just to add a little more info which could help connect you out there to me... Thomas Howard and Harriet Gaither's marriage is recorded in Rowan Co.NC -1797 I believe- Our family bible only records the birth of son Benjamin Howard in 1803.Thomas Howard d by 1808 when orphans court proceedings in Rowan Co refer to son Benjamin. I think his guardian was Johnsey Gaither. Other witnesses were Parkers and Ijams. Young Benjamin and his mother Harriet Gaither Howard appear to have moved to Simpson Co KY by 1810, where Benjamin later married. It seems Johnsey Gaither accompained them to Ky to settle them there. Thanks for any info.