Sorry for the delayed reply. I just noticed your posting.
Here's how we're related to John Robert Pamplin, Sr. It goes way back.
JRP, Sr's grandfather was Robert Lilly Pamplin, born ca. 1770 in Lunenburg County. Two of Robt. Lilly's brothers, Armistead Pamplin and William Pamplin, Jr. came to TN in 1820. I descend from Armistead and we've been in TN for 180 years. Wm. P., Jr. was a Revolutionary War veteran.
If you have any family stories or old pictures to share, I would love to hear about it.