Two problems you get researching most of the Mississippi Newcomb families are constantly changing names and dates. Everyone seemed to like to be known by a nickname (e.g. "Veed") or a middle name (e.g. "Green") and frequently changed what they were called. The other issue is that they were not consistent about their birth dates. Particularly the women. Women generally admitted to age only 8 years for every 10 years of the calendar. They can be a very confusing bunch.