Patty- The sibling that you have listed as "Merte" is my great grandmother. Her Full name was Sarah Myrtle Maloyed. She married Robert David Gillespie, of Rich Valley (Smyth County, Virginia). They had five children as follows:
1. Nannie Gillespie 2. John Carson Gillespie (my papaw) 3. Ed Gillespie 4. Lettie Gillespie 5. Marvin Gillespie
email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, we can compare notes. I would love to hear from you. Just a bit of info the brother George was always refered to as "uncle monk".