Mrs. Williams, Thank you for your response and help with Edgecombe County. It appears and I am even more so beleiving that John Stone and Ann Stone were my 5th. great grandparents. I had been trying to determine if John Stone was related to the Stone line that produced Governor David Stone of North Carolina. This particular line was of Bertie County, NC.,. I could not find a connecting source that would confirm my thoughts. Based on the date of John and Ann Stone appearing in court as witnesses to a deed transaction it appears that the time line would be right as for them to be my lineage. It appears that "Ann" was the named used for "Alicia Hurst" who borne their first child in 1753 or in 1755. By 1757 John Stone was married to John Merritt's daughter, Pegee Merritt, of Edgecombe County. This is based on the will's of both John Merritt of January 1757 and Anne "Alicia's" brothers will as to the way it was written in 1769 in Halifax County., NC.,... Thanks again!