Beth, My father's name is Ralph Lester Parlin. According to his birth certificate he was born in Maine. He was 24 when I was born in Seattle, WA in 1953. When I last spoke with him several months ago he was going back to Maine for an extended visit. I will try and track him down if you are still interested in his lineage. We were out of touch for many years and were just recently reaquainted. I believe that his (and mine) relatives were in the "Descendants of Nicholas Parlin" book.