Thanks for the reply.I am almost sure that my George and the Franklin for whom I am seeking were not children of Wm. and Charity Wingo Pilkington.I know that George & Franklin's father was William (probably not the same William as above) and an unknown mother. Their mother was dead by 1860, and William was married to Sarah Messimore(April 3, 1859 in St. Clair County, Alabama).The three oldest children--Franklin, Nancy, and George--were not Sarah's.Since William and Sarah were living near Parmenas Pilkington, I have assumed that he was William's father. William disappeared sometime during the War Between the States, and his wife married again in 1870 to a Mr. Parker.A researcher in Tennessee, who is also a professor, believes that he has found William in later censuses in Tennessee, re-married and with another family. I also believe that William re-married because of a letter I found in the St. Clair County archives.Does any of this information fit yours?