I absolutely think that we will find the parents of Reed Dickerson. DNA is linking together these Dickesons, and I have put together enough ideas as to who the probably parents are.If your husband is a direct line descendant from Reed, he could really help the cause by submitting his DNA to Familytreedna.com. It is very simple. As you have discovered there is not an abundance of information on Reed. He died too young, but every little bit of information gives us more clues. Just the fact that you mentioned that his aunt raised him leads me to Elijah Dickerson, b. 1755.This is most helpful because there were several Elijah's during that period. I had thought Elijah was his grandfather but it appears if he was raised by his aunt, then Elijah was his uncle.