Hello!I have some information regarding a John William Slate b. 26 May 1811 d. 23 April 1871.John's father was Samuel Slate b. 1761 d. ? was age 101 on 1860 census died in VA.I also have the generations since John...John's daughter was Mary William Slate,she was mother of Albert Slate.Albert's father is unknown...oral family history says this was a Cherokee Indian that fathered Albert.Mary was born in TN.Could this be the same family you have been searching for? I have been having difficulty with my eMail.I hope I will be able to recieve any message you may send.