cheryl, thanks for your reply on the barzilla payne family. I recently found a cousin in california who may be able to help my search.I hope she will be able to confirm the story of his blindness and maybe the slave boy. Thats the way it was told to me be my dad. I run into a blank on barzilla's 2th wife's family.Her name is Susan Davis. their son Larkin is my dads granddady.