That's great news. So their Father died in Guilford County...I have that book,just purchased it from the daughter of the lady who wrote it. I've read the book many times but couldn't find the link to our Purgason's. The author of the book just recently died, and I hate I never got to meet her. How did you find that Elijah was their father? I would have never thought to look in Guilford County, was trying to go to Va.