Hi, I am the granddaughter of Ballard Neece of Dickenson County, Virginia. He did have a brother by the name of John Neece and a sister by name of Lena. Ballard's birthday was said to be in the year 1900. He married Sloney Counts and had 18 children,9 of which died in youth. Today, Both Ballard and Sloney are deceased and 2 of his children recently died. I don't know where Lena was born nor do I know of her being an Indian medicine women. Although,I have heard family rumors of indian mixes. I do not remember ever meeting her. My memories are dim about actual fact but I believe that Ballard was the son of Elijah Neece and that he, John, and Lena had other brothers and sisters as well.I know nothing of the "Mann" familly in that area. Ironically, I married a man with the last name "Mann", though he is not from that area but comes from a line on the West Coast.