@ Ty: I am a direct descendant of Samuel Elias Piatt, who was a brother to your ancestor, Ivan Piatt. Have you had any recent luck with breaking our brick wall and finding out anymore information on our Piatt branch (John & Rebecca Piatt of VA/Dayton, Ohio)? I found it fascinating as to Laverne's comments about how our line matched by way of DNA to the main Piatt branch found in NY/NJ areas. There was a lady on this site, Sarah, that proposed that John's wife, Rebecca may have had the surname of Levi. I inquired about any sources/documentation to this claim and am awaiting a response.