My ears just perked up. Layfette Alphous Gillikin of Otway NC, was my husband's Great-grandfather. We don't know much about him, except that he married Lula Simmons (unknown last name) I'll have to find out how old he was when he had his daughter. If he's the 4 yr old, in the 1880 cencus, that'd make him 52yrs old when he had his daughter...(not impossible, i guess) I would think this is the same Layfette as your 'grandson 4 yrs old' but I could be wrong. Was there lots of Layfette Gillikins back then?? LOL! What do you think?