Thanks, Rex. The information you listed is what I have and I'm trying to ascertain the connection. In spite of the fact that Elmore's death certificate list his father as Dill Phillips and his birth date as 1844. In 1850 the Dempsey listed had a son named Elmore who became Joseph E in 1860. I haven't found him, yet in 1870. However this Elmore (Joseph E.) listed in Barnwell Co, Sc is definitely the correct one. There is no 1890 census, but, in 1900, 1902 (special Jefferson Co GA election), 1910, and the 1920 census he was listed as Elmore/Elmo. I think either Dill was a middle name, a 1st name, a nickname or someone's guess as there is no death certificate name for his mother.