On his Civil War papers, Stephen listed that he was from Columbia County NORTH CAROLINA (he must have meant Columbus Co since there never has been a Columbia Co NC and all records indicate he was born in NC). He was born in 1818 and by 1840 was in the Pike Co. AL census, married with no children (one had died per his Bible). Has anyone researched this group of Gurganus's? There is a listing for a Gurganus family (could not read head of home's name clearly) in 1820 in Columbus Co which may be the family we are looking for. Any help would be welcome. We have LOADS of info on Stephen's family and can share.