Hi Yall! Jami from Texas here. This is my first time to use a forum. :) Im a great great great grand daughter of Samuel Smith Mapes through "Lon" Joel Alonzo Mapes. I understand that we havent figured out who Samuel S. Mapes parents are. Is this correct? Doing a little reasearch on the internet I came up with a therory. I believe that it is possible that Samuel is the son of Seth Mapes 1790-1877 NY and Lucinda Smith 1793-1865 and grandson of Erastus Mapes 1767- NY. I would love to hear back from you on this therory.