Judy, In the book "Beckners in America The First 250 Years", Lawrence Beckner as well as Jacob Becker are my direct line also.After Jacob my line consists of Samuel (b. 1791 in Bot. Co, VA), Theodorick (b. 1816 in Franklin Co., VA), Richard (b. 1840 in Franklin Co., VA), Thomas Aaron (b. Dec. 1878 in Floyd Co., VA), Lacy Johnston (my grandfather, b. May 4, 1904 in Giles Co., VA).Does any of this info tie in with yours?