Erin, I have been searching and finding nothing definite to connect my ggrandfather with his family in GA. His name was Elbridge (Eldridge?) Bryant O'Neal. One clue I am keeping in mind is the names of his two first born sons, Griffin C. O'Neal and John Henry O'Neal. All I know about him is he was born in GA and shows up in the 1850 cencus in Bienville Parish, LA with some considerable property, $3100 according to the census if I remember correctly. He is listed in the history of Bienville Parish as one of the early settlers there. Any possible connection?