Thanks Bonnie. My Benjamin F. Abbott, b. 1811, AL. He married @1836, AL, Caroline Pickett Willis. Any Abbott in that are or east of it at that time might help. I am leaning towards the Custis/Dandridge/Washington link. Or if they married into Oliver, Alexander, Pope, Justice, Layne it could be him.Anythig could help at this point. I am stuck!