Thanks for replying. I am going to try to contact someone in Lovingston, VA to help locate any info on Rufus Martin and his family. Will let you know when I get any information. I also am a redhead and my mother, Lola Martin, always said her grandpa was a big redheaded man that spoke with a very hard to understand Irish brogue. She always said he did something that the family did not approve of and his family banished him and then he came to the U.S. I don't know what year this was or where his place of origin in Ireland was. Since my niece still lives in Galway, Ireland, she is doing ancestry and that is why we need to find what town the family lived in so she can do some searching there and hopefully find some of our long lost relatives still living there. I will let you know what we turn up.