Mourning's father, William Trueblood was born in 176 0 in NC.He married Elizabeth Newby in 1785 in Old Neck, NC (Elizabeth was dau. of Mark Trueblood and Mourning Phelps)The Truebloods and the Phelps' were prominent Quakers in the Pasquatank and Perquimians Counties of NC.Elizabeth Newby died in Guilford County, NC.William and Elizabeth's children were Mark b. 1787, Mourning b. 1788, and Margaret b. 1790.After Elizabeth's death, William married Margaret Jones Saint, widow of Daniel Saint.They had 6 children before Margaret died.William then married Mary Moorman and they had a set of twins in 1819.William was the son of Josiah Trueblood and grandson of Amos Trueblood.I am descended from Mark Trueblood, Mourning's brother.