I don't know if anyone has replied to your question abt. the relationship of CHRISTOPH MAIBUS to one time Gov. of Ms., so I can say definitely that CHRISTOPH was RAY"S ancestor. My Wife was also a descendant of CHRISTOPH. CHRISTOPH MAIBUS came into the U.S. at Charleston S. C. in 1833 with two sons RHINEHART & EUSTACE. RAY MABUS was a descendant of JOHANN RHINEHART MABUS, born in 1817 in the state of HESSE. I hope this is of some value to you.