Thanks so muchfor all of your response.My great-grandfather was Joseph Joplin, b. between 1848/1852 IL.He m.1875 Scott, Mo Malinda Catherine Patterson b. 1860 Scott Mo. Joseph was the son of Henry L. (Henlee)Joplin b. 1832/34 TN, m. 26 Feb 1850 Sarah O'Neal.Henry Lee was the son of William Jopling b. 1813 Wilson County TN, m. 23 July 1831 Mary Stone. William's father was Elihu Joplin b. 1785 Wake NC, m.21 June 1805 Wilson TN Sarah Stone bc 1791 NC. Per Mark's will, Elihu is one of his children. Mark was b. c1755.I believe it was Jocelyn Powell, a researcher in Wake who advised me that even though Mark and Robert lived adjoining each other, Mark is not the son of Robert and Jane. Did he perhaps come from the United Kingdom?If we can tie this Mark in with the correct line ,I believe we can trace our Joplins V E R Yfar back into history!So what are we to do about him?????