Thanks Dan! However, there was a Wesley Creel who was in TN in the early 1800's that also migrated into MS. These families lived close in neighboring counties in MS, Scott, Lauderdale, Jones, etc. I do beleive that you comments on Elisha may be correct. The fact that Catherine (Richards mother?) listed herself as Mrs. E. Creel is interesting. Do you have any thoughts on the other two male Creels who are also listed in Colleton County in the early 1800's? Perhaps they are brothers of Richard. I just obtained a copy of the Owens book and pore over it nightly thinging of a way to establish connections with the many Creels who ended up in MS. Do you know of anyone who is accumulating information on the Creels as a supplement to Owens book. I know that Owens did not gather all the information available on the Creels and many since him have accumulated substantial information. It would be nice to have a place for people to submitt information and build on Owens great work. I know even in his information on Civil War service that he missed some things. One that I found was that Jethpa Creel was listed on a Roll of Honor for his service in the Batltle of Murfreesboro prior to dying in the Battle of Atalanta. Any thoughts?