Hi Jim, that was an interesting reply.Thanks.I will keep an open mind on the subject. I am glad you were incouraged because you had many friends that appreciated what you had to say.That makes your research worthwhile doesn't it.You always have had interesting theories.I did notice that you have a birth date of 1767 for Elisha and Faithe Flyth has a birth year of 1761 - 6 years isn't much to disagree about.Have you ever seen a dateor year of birth on a tax record? With a birth year of 1761 that would indicate that Elisha was aabout 6 years older than John. Actually, that would make Elisha old enough to be married and have kids by 1785-87.That could indicate that he is is the Elisha on the special census of Northampton Co., N.C. along with the William and John.His brothers would not have been old enough to have a family.Now, don't get upset - you like theories - this could be an interesting one. You might be interested to know that I had a message from Mary Catherine Flythe that asked me to stop posting on this page because we argued to much and that upset her and her friends and her friends have stopped posting anything on this page. Do you think we argue too much? I would not like to upset you in anyway, or cause people anguish over something so simple.You always have been nice enough in most all of your letters over more than a 12 year span.That is a pretty good track record don't you think? I would be happy to read all your stuff, but honestly, Jim, I can't.I have a disease called nuropathy.That means that the sticky protective covering around my nevers is deteriorating.That results in extreme pain, and my nerves send mixed messages to my brain.Some times I cannot read words properly and when I write I cannot picture in my mind what a word I want to use looks like - these typos you see is a result of that.We basically have the same information.So, understand I would like to read your past postings but that is something I cannot always do.I think we can be a peace with one another and I really do respect your research and you as a friend. Since I have known you so long, I will certainly leave it to you to decide if we need to stop communication.I have never met Mary Catherine except for one letter that I trashed and one E-mail.Perhaps you have a better relationship with her than I.However, I have the upmost respect for her father and I do appreciate the fact that you give him credit for over 60 years of research and he deserves respect not only as a person, but as a friend and fellow family researcher.I will say that both of you have contributed so much info that has benefited a lot of people.So, if we seem to be upsetting everyone let me know.Actually, if it upsets everyone, why do they bother to read the postings?