This beginner needs some help. I have reason to believe that John W COFFMAN, although born somewhere in PA around 1797, probably moved to Shenandoah co, VA. As you all know, I can't locate the names of his parents or siblings using the censuses available back then and it's well before birth certificates. Censuses that questioned John regarding birth place, indicate PA but a 1900 censuses quesitioning his son about his father's birthplace indicates VA. I would guess that his parents were born sometime around 1777 or earlier. Do any of you have John W COFFMAN in your trees? Do any of you have a COFFMAN ancestor that spent time in PA around 1777 before moving on to VA? Thanks for any help.