Hi Virginia, I am descended from Sarah Briggs b.1750-55 Va. died before 1850 in Yancy (now Madison Co.) N.C.and her husband James Roderick Shelton. Their daughter Sarah Shelton b. abt 1775 Va.d. 1871 Madison Co. N.C.married David Norton. I am a surname administrator for FamilyTree DNA and wanted to share with you some of the matches from some of my testing. I match several Briggs descendants, including a descendant of William Tally who married Rebecca Briggs.I also have lots of matches with the Gray surname in conjunction with these Briggs as well as the surnames Rose, Bailey, Cook, Blount and Irby. You will find my ggg-grandfather David Norton enumerated in Rutherford Co. N.C. in 1800. It appears that he and the Briggs families moved to the Buncombe (now Madison) County area shortly after that, because he is enumerated on the 1810 census in Buncombe. I believe that Sarah Briggs Shelton's brother was Jesse Briggs(she named her first child b. 1795 Jesse, and her second child Rebecca) and that the younger Briggs in Yancy Co. were her nephews.There is also a Samuel Gray listed on the 1810 Buncombe Census. Don't know if he is a relation. Would be glad to share any info on these families.