I have just discovered this branch of my family tree. My information shows Thomas and Mary had 16 children and lived in the Bladen/ Robeson Co. area of NC. My ancestors go back to Nathan son of Thomas and Mary. Nathan had Milbey who fathered Reuben who fathered Roderick (my great-grandfather).It was this generation that dropped the "Mussel" from the name. Roderick became Rory White. I am very interested in becoming part of a research/discussion group on this line.