Janice; Thanks so much for responding. I had given up any hope since it is 2 years old. Unfortunately, I think our Prouty family members are unrelated. I am researching the descendants of John Beal of Hingham. His descendant Rachel Dunbar md William Prouty about 1768. All of their descendants are Beal descendants. Your Prouty family seems to have split off before this marriage. There are other marriages of Beal descendants and Prouty's that I haven't investigated yet. I will keep looking for a connection to your family further down the line.