My line is descended through Sylvanus Kaneaster. He moved with his father's family to Whitfield Co., GA in 1837. Family lore goes back to Gustavus but after 20 years of researching, there's no sight of him. I too have found the surname in Winchester, VA but no apparent connection to my line. There is an interesting family in Maryland with a middle son that could be right but nothing has been done on his line. I'm starting over by researching in Georgia for clues back to Tennessee and then where? Anyone know anything to share? Together we can get this solved!