My thanks to the posters of 2001-2002. I am Laura Frances Renick and David King's great-grandson. The only information I've had about Laura was that she was born 1853 in Arkansas, her father was "Captain Renick of the Civil War" and her mother was Lucinda. I'll look forward to following up Robbin's information about her mother. If anyone has later information about her forebears, I'd welcome it. Glad to find this site; my genealogy work is now in fits and starts, awaiting retirement in a few years to crank up seriously.