Hi Richard, The William Kerby that married Mary Stephens on Feb. 19, 1877 in Greene Co, AK Marriage book 2, page 95 that you listed we believe Mary could be the daughter of Byrd Stephens. Byrd is listed in the DeKalb County, TN1860 census with a son, Yancy Stephens born about 1835 and a daughter, named Mary Stephens born about 1838. Everyone in Byrd Stephens household was born in VA. They are not in the 1880 Census. Next door to Byrd Stephens is the family Isaac Shelby Kerby/Kirby born in 1815 in TN. In 1840 Isaac Shelby Kerby is living in(he is living on the White-DeKalb County line)DeKalb County, TN by himself but he is not in the 1850 TN Census. Isaac turns up again in the DeKalb County, TN 1860 Census...same area on the line of both White and DeKalb County, TN...with a wife named Mary born about 1842 in AK. We wonder if both families went to AK together by 1870. Any information is appreciated. This information is all in the census. Do you have a Yancy Stephens in AK? Thanks Hillra Stone Qualls in Sparta, White County, TN.