Colin, thanks for your response. Since the time in 2008 when I made my original post I've learned a lot more about Gerald and family. Specifically I know he is my 3rd cousin and a great great grandson of my great great grandfather Samuel Lamphier 1830-1917. If you are seriously interested I can send you my Lamphier family information. Where do you fit in this family, your parents? Can you send me your email address?