I'm so excited to get your reply. I am sure that there is a connection here. All the pieces fit together, 13 children, Tennessee, etc. Do you still have this letter? I would love to see a photocopy if you wouldn't mind sharing. Thank you so much for replying! I seem to remember the name George as one of his brothers and I know that several died quite young. Robert C. and his parents (Daniel and Rachel I believe their names were) are all buried in Thornton, WA.