Vladymar, I have lost contact with Andrew as well.I would love to know what YOU know about the Rayers, though. I'm now wondering if maybe our Florence Stephens (presumably mother of Elmer Jay Rayer) could have been a child (or stepchild?) of James's first wife (name unknown)?I just know there is SOME clue I've overlooked here. Can you help? Sharon Stephens ps.We are expecting our first Stephens grandson, so this branch of the family is demanding LOTS of my attention right now!