I've since been in contact with a cousin who is related through one of Alfred and Rebbeca's children. He has family record of her parents being William Smyth and America "Mary" Ely. He felt very certain of this. It makes sense as well since Rebbeca was born in 1845 and America was born in 1823. MANY MANY people have her mother as Nancy Orr. Nancy Orr was born in 1801. Nancy Orr is actually her grandmother. Nancy was first married to James Smyth who died early and then she married Thomas Hugh SMyth, James's brother. Rebbeca's father William comes from Nancy's first union with James. It's pretty confusing.. but if people would look at dates and realize that Nancy couldn't have been having so many children late into her 80's they'd get it right. Hope this helps!