Gloria, Thank you for the additional info. I'm trying to figure out if my Sarah Emma is from the first marriage to Sarah Coats or from the second marriage to Nancy. Sarah was born about 1837.I assumed she was from the 1st marriage, mainly because of her name. But, if John appears single or widowed in 1830, and he has remarried by 1840, it looks as though Sarah Emma may be from the 2nd marriage. Especially since she is listed in the will of Nancy Patterson's father.Very interesting!!I found John on the 1850 census with a long list of children.Do you know how many children he had from both his marriages? He must have been full of vigor!It appears he must have fathered at least 15 children.Do you know the names of the 8 children from his first wife? He is certainly an interesting ancestor! Keep in touch.