Terry,In your reference to the correct spelling of our name. The reference to the the two who were on the Queen Elizabeth in 1838. Mr. Rupp, and I am writing from memory now, made up the spelling or made an interpretation of the spelling of these two names. In his book he did not even list the two "Hyches" boys together. In another book about the same ship these two are listed together and were not spelled "Hyches". The book by Strassberger (sp) he declares that Rupp took many liberties with a number of Ship Lists. He published the actual Ships Lists of which there were always three Lists on each ship. Since there were three lists for each ship the Queen Elizabeth had three and these same two men were spelled Eakers, Yeeks and Hyxes on three separate lists. I haven't looked at the book in several years but when I did I could readily see that Mr. Rupp had done some work with some of the names. I have the material here in my files and feel quite sure that there is no spelling of "HYCHES" among the passengers. I accepted the 30,000 Emmigrents book for a number of years myself. If you want it I will look up the book but it was written by Stassberger after Mr. Rupps book and describes his disagreements with it, PLUS he publishes the actual Ships Lists.