Marc, My Grandfather said that his greatgrandfather, Henry William James Orvin came over with his mother as a small child. Granddaddy was the son of John Wesley Orvin and his 4th wife Annie Ophelia Wright. John Wesley was the son of John Riley Orvin and Selena Huffman. These Orvins believed in replacing their wives. In the 1950's he paid a certified genealogist to research the family line. This person could only go back to HWJ Orvin. Mildred Hood, who some would consider the "Guru" of the Orvinshas gotten to HWJ as well. Hopefully with the advent of more abstracts and the like we may be able to get him back across the water.