This is VERY exciting. Twitchell does mention the loss of the twins in the very beginning of the diary. Do you know where they left from?? It may be Norfolk, Virginia?? The diary I have is about 8 pages and was clearly written after the trip, but so wonderfully detailed! I am currently gathering the names for you as we thought the link was Temby or Murray, but I'm not so sure now. They pretty much lived in Grass Valley, CA. The other link, on my grandmother's side, is more confusing. My great-grandparents died early and all the children (including my grandmother) were adopted out and names changed. I'll get back to you as soon as possible with that information!