Hello Barbara. Thank you for responding to my plea. To answer your question, no I have not checked the 1600's in VA. I have no idea where to write, phone,email, ?. Do you have any suggestions? My ggggreat grandfather was Walker Ail, and we are guessing he was born before 1760. Can find no records as to his actual birth nor his parents names, births, other siblings,etc. I will appreciate any info you can send me or any suggestions on the above persons. Thank You again for your response. We have been searching for a long time and maybe this will help us locate some info.