My family history is extremely vague on my grandfathers side. I can only trace my family tree back to my great-grandfather. Family legends that I've always heard say that when he was very young he changed his name to McGaha, the name that my mother's family holds now. We didn't know who he was before then, where he was from, or why he changed his name. I only know that his family was originally Irish, and his name was Jesse. I recently heard a rumor that his original surname was kilby, curiosity got the best of me, and here I am. If anyone has info on a Jesse Kilby in the Appalachians, please reply. I hope to be the one to solve the mystery.