Hi Margaret..I will try and help you out. I will look over the book I have and see what it says. I am a decendant of Dorcas Shoffner as well and I have the Shoffner Family and Kin Book compiled by Sonja J Collins. It dates back to Michael Shoffner and comes forward to about 1974. I know Dorcas had children by Jesse Lay and he also father children with Sarah Shelby. I am sure it has the parents of Dorcas listed. You can also purchase a copy of the book on CD for $10.00. It covers so much and is over 700 pages. Let me know if your interesed in the CD and I will look up the parents of Dorcas for you..well what I have anyway.