Please refer to my 7/15/01 followup to Rob Laymon’s 3/16/01 posting. I believe you are right.. the three Laymons must be closely related. I am especially interested in the ancestry of Jacob (1778). I have quite a bit of descendency info, but nothing yet on Jacob’s ancestry. Would be interested in knowing where you fit into the scheme of things too. Let me know if I can be of help to you.