Years ago, back when Helen was working on her book, I got involved in Genealogy research.I was brand new at the time, and not very good at documentation, or realizing when I had found a "gem" or not.
I was at the LDS Family History center in Papillion Nebraska, looking at what they had on hand.I had pulled a Fiche of "colonial census" information, and in it, I found TWO Gunnin's, including our Benjamin, in Virginia.My thought was "kewl, but if genealogy were this easy they wouldn't be writing books, so I bet Helen already has this".I didn't keep it. I didn't copy it, I didn't even write it down. :(
Later when Helen's book came out, I was so disappointed this information was not included, because by that time I had learned how important it was to document things.I tried to find this information again, but by that time had moved to another state, and couldn't remember what fiche it was I had seen this in!
So I KNOW the Gunnins were in Virginia BEFORE moving to SC, and there were two brothers on that census!I do not remember what the other one's name was, and if I'm not mistaken, it was listed as Gunnion instead of Gunnin.I know for a fact one of them was Benjamin Gunnion though!So just a tip in case anyone happens along this census index - I'm pretty sure it was called "Colonial census, pre-1860" or something like that.
All it was was an index composite of all states for that time frame - but I remember specifically they were in Virginia.