Was your Dickey family from circa 1800 Rowan Co., N.C.? This is hard for me to remmber, I think in my Rowan Co., N.C., Hall family research of long ago; a Hall had a base born child by a Miss Dickey who was sent to (Hall?) kin in South Carolina for the child to be born. Also, over a decade ago, I saw the catalog of a New Orleans dealer, selling a Rowan Co. bastardry bond on the same people. The only reason I mention it is because things covered over way back then, are even harder to uncover today. Jim Miller, Southport, N.C.