Mary, I am new to this geneology thing and don't know where to start, esp. since about 99% of my family is from Eastern KY, where records seem few and far between. As far as the Greenings go, I know my great-grandfather was William David Greening, and that he was born in Joplin MO, probably in the late 1870's or early 1880's. I also know that he moved back to KY at some point (I think he died in or around Somerset, Pulaski Co. sometime in the 1910's). Since many Eastern KY families would trace their roots back to the part of VA you mention, it wouldn't surprise me if I am part of this branch of the Greening family. I'd be interested in learning anything you know. Feel free to e-mail me at email@example.com if you have any info to share.