Dear Greg, Thanks for replying to my post. Joyce Whitlock is my aunt and she sent me the story of how "James" came to KY. I could not find any record of him before 1850. When I found his son's death certificate and saw "Richard" for his fathers name the only conclusion I could draw was that he changed his name. I am glad that you concur with my theory. According to Aunt Joyce his parents are buried in Eastern Virginia. I am going to focus my search in that area for right now. Thanks again for your help.