Have either you or Gary ever come across a Sarah Rhoton, who I believe married my ggggrandfather John J. Tyler. John was born in 1780 circa, but am not sure where. He appears to have been a teacher, who may be the same John Tyler who taught at a Jefferson Academy in Sullivan County, TN, in the early 1800s. As I understand it, a book by one of the Tyler in-laws in Virginia credits him with also founding the first school in Scott County, VA. By the 1840 census, his widow Sarah is shown in Scott, along with several grown or nearly grown children. The couple had 10 children: James S. Tyler, Benjamin B. Tyler, William, Hannibal, Alfred, Clifford, Mahala, Caroline, Charlotte and Elizabeth. My father understood that his ancestor was from a collateral line of the president's, somehow connected to "Old Judge Tyler, whom he took to mean Governor John Tyler, Sr. That may or may not be true. Tnx.